July 08th – LDC General Lagos berths

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July 08th 2023

LDC General Lagos berths


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 July 7th, until Monday July 10th, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Nicolas Fichi              +54 9 11 5578 4559

Sebastián José Ferrara     +54 9 11 3156 1679

Omar Mangiaterra           +54 9 11 3156 1681

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: July 09th, Sunday.

Necochea temporary restriction:

Intense rain has been falling in the hinterland of Necochea. Because of this the water levels of the Quequén Grande River which flows though the port have reached unusually high levels, bringing along debris and debris from inland.

The harbor pilots have recommended that entry and departure of vessels only be performed on rising tides until the situation returns to normal.

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Quequén Grande River a few km up from the port


Grains and Markets:

The Rosario Commercial Exchange has released a report that the “El Niño” phenomenon is now expected to be reduced. This bodes well for rain over the Pampas with milder humidity and more “average” rains that will make better sowing conditions for maize and soya beans.

China is actively buying Brazilian soya beans. 15 to 20 Panamaxes were reported to be purchased yesterday July 05th for dates between July/October.

South Korea (FLC) bought 65,000 tons of maize on November arrival dates, origin not yet disclosed.

Colombia remains in the market for a Supramax of soya meal, August dates.

LDC General Lagos berths:

Today 06th July evening, the CoastGuard advised that the draft at LDC General Lagos berths (Dry and Liquid) has been sounded and the new measurement at zero datum is increased to 8.90 meters (up from 8.40 meters previously).

Dredgers have been working in the area over the last few days.

We will be reporting the adjusted maximum sailing draft in our morning Draft Report.


Bunge and Chevron investment:

Bunge and Chevron have purchased an Argentine company ( Chacraservicios SA – ) that has developed research and production of camelina sativa.

This plant is used to produce edible oil from which biofuel and jet fuel are derived.

It is adaptable for production in cold and semi-arid areas.

We may soon see this in the holds and tanks of our vessels.


Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


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


Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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