December 16th – Bahia Blanca, Rosales Port

December 16th 2022

Bahia Blanca, Rosales Port

ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff and offices for your ready reference.

Weekend duty staff: (Friday, December 16th as from 1200 hours until Monday, December 19th, 0800 hrs)

– HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Nicolas Fichi              +54 9 11 5578 4559

– Upriver:

Agustín More               +54 9 11 6656 1677

Pablo Andres Faggiani      +54 9 11 3156 1681

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680

National Holidays: Sunday, December 25th, Christmas Day and Sunday, January 01st, 2023.


Strike in South Rosario area ports:

On Wednesday 14th morning the Stevedores Union in the Rosario area of Upriver have gone on strike in “sympathy” with the striking staff at TPR.

A demonstration was held today, Thursday 15th at the Rosario Municipal building and the demonstrators felt it necessary to demolish one of the access doors to make their point.

The strike is for an underdetermined period of time and it affects:


-Units VI and VII

-Cargill VGG

-Cargill Punta Alvear

-LDC Lagos

-ADM Agro, Arroyo Seco


Grains and Markets:

Ecuador is in the market for a Supramax of soya meal on February dates. South Africa is also in for a similar volume but on March dates. Malaysia is mentioned for March dates for a Supramax of maize

Sales of the second “bonus” exchange rate season for soyabeans now stand at 812,000 tons. All of this for export.

Bahia Blanca, Puerto Rosales:

The new Oiltanking berth has been announced with details of capacity and mooring scheme.

Five additional tanks totaling 50 thousand cubic meters capacity will be constructed.

The pier will have two berthing positions. One for a Suezmax tanker and one for an Aframax tanker. The two SBMs being used presently will be replaced by this berth.


The facility will be fed from Vaca Muerta Oil and Gas field by the present pipeline and by an additional pipeline which will effectively duplicate transport capacity.


Weather in to the week-end for bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


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


Groundings on the River Parana 2022:



Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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