July 28th – San Nicolas New Port south side

July 28th 2023

San Nicolas New Port south side


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 28th, until Monday July 31st, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556


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: Monday August 21st, 2023


Grains and Markets:

Iran is reported in the market for 120,000 tons of soya meal on August to September dates.

Egypt has purchased a parcel of 12,000 tons of soya bean oil and 6,000 tons of sunflower seed oil dates August/September.

Algeria is the market for 120,000 tons of maize during August.


Maize – New “bonus” exchange rate season:

The Government has increased the export quota for maize from 20,000,000 tons to 26,000,000 tons to encourage their “bonus” exchange rate program. (The total harvest is forecast to be 34,000,000 tons). Since this been implemented starting Monday 24th it is estimated that exporters have fixed an additional 600/800,000 tons in order to take advantage of the “bonus” exchange rate.

San Nicolas New Port south side:

Maintenance work on the south side of San Nicolas New Port berth continues. The pier has required extensive structural maintenance since it was overloaded with barge to ship iron ore cargoes for a few years which produce sagging in the central to south area. This berth is used mainly for discharging fertilizer import cargoes which are now limited to using the single available berth at the North side of New Port. Significant congestion has been building up over the last two months. The work is expected to be completed by October/November.


Bahia Blanca Crude exports:

The mt ADVANTAGE PORTOCERVO is the first vessel to load crude oil from Bahia Blanca (Puerto Galvan) Inflammables Pier which has recently been adapted for this purpose. The exporter was Trafigura (who have a refinery close by) and she lifted a parcel of about 27,000 tons of Medanito crude bound for Brazil. She had previously called at Caleta Cordoba where she lifted a similar quantity of Escalante crude oil for the reported same destination.



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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