August 28th – Necochea. TQQ elevator

August 28th 2023

Necochea. TQQ elevator


National Holidays: Friday October 13th and Monday October 16th.


Grains and Markets:

The Buenos Aires Grains Exchange maintains their forecast for the maize harvest at 34,000,000 tons with harvesting nearly completed.

Weather conditions for the wheat harvest have been favorable up to the moment. It is still early days to make a forecast of the volume to be harvest. Harvesting in the northern areas commences mid October.

Egypt has purchased 109,000 tons of sunflower seed oil and 15,000 tons of soya bean oil on October dates.

River Parana Dredging and buoying Tolls of Santa Fe:

A controversy is arising between Paraguay and Argentina regarding the collection of tolls for River Parana traffic north of Santa Fe.

The Paraguayan Government has resisted the collection of charges on traffic north of Santa Fe which is principally used by the Paraguay fluvial barging fleet. A party of Paraguayan Government officials met with Argentine authorities and claimed to come away with an agreement that tolls were not to be charged any longer. The Argentine Government claims that there had been an agreement that they would further study the collection of the tolls but that these would remain in place for the time being. As often happens with the governments presently running both countries a differing opinion have now escalated into a war of words that further confuses the situation.

Necochea. TQQ elevator:

Union action at Necochea’s TQQ elevator remains affecting loading operations with the stevedore’s union joining in with “sympathy” strikes. Today Sunday 27th there was no work performed at all in the whole port. Work stoppages are expected to continue during the coming week.

Necochea is a port on the Atlantic coast, north of Bahia Blanca whose principal bulk activity is loading of grains, agriproducts and discharge of fertilizers.

TQQ elevator - Necochea

TQQ elevator – Necochea


Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Master’s of the vessels involved.


Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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