July 1st – Grounding on the River Parana

July 1st 2024

Grounding on the River Parana 


National Holidays:

July 09th


Grains and Markets:

Thailand is in the market for a Supramax/Panamax of soya bean meal, August dates.

South Korea’s KFA have bought 66,000 tons of maize, late September dates, origin unreported.

Saudi Arabians still reported to be looking for a Panamax of maize in August.


Grounding on the River Parana level with Km 391:

Today 30th, early morning hours the mv STADION II grounded, outside the main canal.

The STADION II was proceeding in loaded condition from San Lorenzo on 9.86 meters draft bound for Angola.

Km 391 is slightly south/down river from LDC Lagos.

The tug BRUSTUS is alongside rendering assistance.

CoastGuard only allows navigation through the area in daytime.

River Parana-River Plate Tolls:

Because of an administrative decision by the AGP who collects the tolls for traffic on the River Parana-River Plate these are increasing on average 5 per cent. The increase is not on the formula applied but on the exchange rate that is used to convert US Dollars to Pesos.

Bunkering at San Nicolas, Puerto Buitrago:

Although still at an experimental stage, bunkering vessels alongside from trucks is being implemented at Puerto Buitrago San Nicolas at the SIDERAR-TENARIS berth. Supplies of IFO and MGO have been undertaken.

The idea to implement this alternative method is to avoid the delays that sometimes occur at Zona Comun due to weather conditions.

At this time there are plans to extend the service to other berths in the area.

Bahia Blanca – Stevedores:

The stevedore union in Bahia Blanca are refusing to work during overtime.

Operations will continue in this manner, with occasional short-term stoppages during normal working hours until the wage dispute is settled.

As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Masters of the vessels involved.

As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Masters of the vessels involved.


Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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