January 25th – Ushuaia

January 25th 2023


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


Grains and Markets:

Colombia and Israel are looking for soya meal March through May dates.

Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia and Colombia are also looking for maize during May.

There are rumors of another scheme being concocted by the Government to persuade farmers to release stocks.

The Government are short of foreign cash.


The Ushuaia Port Administration reports that the extension of the berth is now 85 per cent completed.

The lengthening (80 lineal meters plus a further 24 meters including a mooring dolphin) will allow the multipurpose pier to be used by larger cruise ships during the Southern Summer and allow more alternatives for other tasks in the non-cruise season.

Antarctic survey vessels call for replenishment and there is an active container trade that feeds the “Customs Free” province and its technology assembly activity.


Surveys on the River Parana Guazú:

The AGP (administrating entity of the River Parana dredging) has contracted surveys over the River Parana Guazú. The purpose of the these surveys is to explore the possibility of further use of this river branch for traffic to Upriver ports. The deeper water at present is located along the River Parana de las Palmas which connects to Mitre Canal and is used by deeper draft vessels navigating loaded outbound.

There has been neglect in dredging and surveying the Parana Guazú since the 1990s Government concession to Hidrovia SA. The Parana Guazú was not included in the tender in all its reach.

There may have been a deliberate neglect because the River Parana Guazú feeds in to the Martin Garcia Channel which favored Uruguay and Nueva Palmira.

Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


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

Regretfully, the National Water Institute (INA) has not issued its usual forecast data that we use to prepare the usual water level graph.Soonest the data becomes available we will send it.


Groundings on the River Parana 2022:



Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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