February 13th – Reliable Bunker Deliveries at Zona Comun

February 13th 2023

Reliable Bunker Deliveries at Zona Comun


National Holidays: Monday and Tuesday, February 20th and 21st, Carnival


Grains and Markets:

Chile is looking for a Supramax of soyameal April or May dates.

Korea has purchased three shipments of maize, Panamax size, one on March dates and two on April dates.

Rumors of a third soyabean “bonus” exchange rate season in Argentina are continue. Once again the Government are short of USD and need to provide incentives to farmers to sell.

The last “bonus” exchange season (December 2022) produced about 7 or 8 additional Panamaxes to China.

YPF crude port at Punta Colorada, North Patagonia:

Further to our previous report.

YPF is providing more information new port at Punta Colorada in Rio Negro province. The tank farm will have a storage capacity for 7 million barrels. These will feed to two SBMs. At this time weekly exports are predicted to be 390,000 bbls per week. The pipeline that will feed this installation from Vaca Muerta will be 700 kim long.

Forecast is that it will be fully in operation by 2H 2025.

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:

 Vessel   Km From Until  Draft
BAHRI GRAIN 453,0 25/2/2022 23:16 26/2/2022 17:25 8,53
OCEAN THYME 315,0 21/4/2022 21:50 22/4/2022 02:49 7,77
ARKLOW SPRAY 324,8 5/5/2022 06:40 5/5/2022 08:55 9,65
ARKLOW SPRAY 324,0 5/5/2022 09:10 5/5/2022 23:59 9,65
STAR CARIOCA 256,0 8/5/2022 16:55 9/5/2022 10:27 10,20
FAIRCHEM KISO 447,3 5/9/2022 06:30 6/9/2022 09:45 9,50
SCARLET FALCON 288,4 14/12/2022 14:40 15/12/2022 05:40 9,90



Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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