February 17th – “New” Magdalena Canal Access Canal to the River Plate

February 17th 2023

“New” Magdalena Canal Access Canal to the River Plate 


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 February 17th noon, until Wednesday February 22nd, 2023 0800 hrs)

– HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556

 – Upriver:

Franco Ostoic              +54 9 11 3156 1678

Omar Mangiaterra           +54 9 11 3156 1681

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


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


Grains and Markets:

Vietnam, Guatemala and Mexico are in the market for Supramaxes soya meal on March/April dates.

China is reported to have purchased a further three Panamaxes of Brazilian soya beans on April dates.

Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Mexico are in the market for maize on April dates.

Jordan is in the market for 120,000 tons of barley on June/July dates.

“New” Magdalena Canal Access Canal to the River Plate:

Surveys are being performed to establish the dredging which would be needed for the “Magdalena Canal”.

After a while, this project seems to have recovered politicians’ interest.

As mentioned, a while back politicians and ideologists want to dredge a new access canal from the South Atlantic into the Outer River Plate.

The plan is twofold.

Bypass entry of the River at Montevideo and provide a shorter southern access for Argentine Atlantic and Patagonian ports.

The greater volume of maritime traffic entering and leaving the River Plate heads or proceeds north or east after

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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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