January 13th – TPR Rosario

January 13th 2023

TPR Rosario


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, January 13th as from 1200 hours until Monday, January 16th, 0800 hrs)

– HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554

Nicolas Fichi              +54 9 11 5578 4559

– Upriver:

Agustin More               +54 9 11 6656 1677

Franco Ostojic             +54 9 11 6656 1678

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


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


Grains and Markets:

New forecasts for the 2023 soya and maize harvests were issued today. These are early days yet, with both grains till being sown. But the prevailing drought scenario has brought the volume expectation down to 35.5 million for soya and 37.8 million for maize. This is an average 25 per cent reduction from the previous forecasts. Wheat, which is finishing harvest is now expected to be 13 million tons, down from 23 million harvested during 2022.

Some rumors around talk of crushers in Argentina buying Brazilian soya beans for crushing due to idle capacity.

TPR Rosario:

TPR (Rosario open berth terminal) remains idle. A small group of the striking stevedores stand by their picket lines and block access to the terminal.

This despite an agreement between management and the union which they do not acknowledge. Negotiations continue.


Dredging of the River Plate and River Parana:

Maintenance dredging of the Parana and the River Plate is till being performed by the Government state entity (ASP) and for the forthcoming future everything indicates this will remain unchanged.

A report issued by the AGP for the 2022 calendar year performance congratulates themselves on keeping the rivers dredged and buoyed and there is no indication that a new tender will be issued during 2023 for a medium or longer term. They will maintain the rivers in their present condition (subcontracting work to Jan de Nul) and collecting tolls. But no improvements are expected.

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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