December 23rd – National Holidays & Strikes in Argentina

December 23rd 2020

National Holidays & Strikes in Argentina


In view of the ongoing developing situation and different communications and instructions being issued by Sanitary Authorities of the Argentine Government we have chosen to send a consolidated daily report at the closing of working hours with an update of the day’s news.

ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff for your ready reference. Both for our office in Buenos Aires and for San Lorenzo (Upriver).

Week end duty staff: (Friday noon, October 16th until Monday, 0800 hrs, October 19th)

* HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vázquez +54 9 11 5578 4554

Gabriel Malagrino +54 9 11 5578 4556

* Upriver:

Sebastián José Ferrara +54 9 11 3156 1679

Franco Gabriel Ostojic +54 9 11 6656 1678

Walter Travaglini +54 9 11 3156 1680

National Holidays: December 24th noon onwards and December 25th. Also December 31st noon and January 01st 2021.

Strikes in Argentina: The strike remains ongoing. There are little prospects of a solution before Christmas. All reports are that the Unions and Management will not shift their positions. Meantime vessels are stacking up at Recalada and other anchorages. Latest estimate is over 140 vessels. Notwithstanding, some berths are working as highlighted in the list below. These are grain loading berths. The berths where meals and oils are loaded are shut down by strike.

Renova – Not working. Vessel alongside at South Berth.

LDC Timbues – Not working. Vessel alongside

Cofco – Not working. Vessel alongside

ACA Timbues – Working. Berth free

AGD Timbues – Not working. Berth free

Profertil – Working. Vessel alongside

Minera Alumbrera – Not working. Berth free

Terminal 6 – Not working. Berth free

Arauco – Not working. Berth free

Quebracho – Not working. Berth free

TFA – Working. Berth free

Cofco PGSM – Not working. Vessel alongside

ADM PGSM – Working. Berth free.

Pampa and Dempa – Not working. Berth free

ACA – Working. Vessel alongside

Vicentin – Not working. Berth free

San Benito – Not working. Vessel alongside

TPR – Working. Vessel alongside

Unidad 6 y 7 – Working. Vessel alongside at Unidad VI

Cargill VGG – Not working. Berth free

Cargill Punta Alvear – Not working. Vessel alongside

Ldc Lagos – Not working. Berth free

ADM Arroyo Seco – Working. Vessel alongside

Necochea: Two vessels in port. Both working normally.

Bahia Blanca: All grain loading operations were interrupted by Grain Surveyors Union. ADM has reached an agreement and it’s loading berth if working.

Pilot boat strike: The Labor Ministry has called a mandatory truce on this strike. Provided that the unions comply with the truce services will return to usual, which means that pilots will no longer be carried by, to and from vessels by the CoastGuard cutters.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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