June 10th – Upriver Ports

June 10th 2020

Upriver Ports

In view of the ongoing developing situation and different communications and instructions being issued by Sanitary Authorities of the Argentine Government we have chosen to send a consolidated daily report at the closing of working hours with an update of the day’s news.

National Holiday: Monday, June 15th, Güemes Day. Saturday, June 20th, Flag Day.

Covid-19 National Quarantine: The National Quarantine has now been extended until June 28th.
At the main ports the sanitary measures remain unchanged and attendance is well coordinated. The Ship’s Agency tasks are allowed to continue with few restrictions and strict sanitary procedures are applied. Upriver ports are working close to normal with strict sanitary enforcement.

As mentioned before Bahia Blanca and Necochea are very rigid imposing in nearly all cases a 14 day quarantine on arriving vessels. The 14 days are counted as from departure from the last port of call.

Export licenses: Export licenses were issued Tuesday June 09th for 11,500 metric tons of maize and 3,000 metric tons of sunpellets.
Today, Wednesday June 10th licenses were issued for 150,000 metric tons of soyameal, 133,000 metric tons of sorghum and 20,000 metric tons of soya beans.

River Parana draft: There have been further, not forecasted, rains in the catchment area of the River Parana. The technical people who draw up estimates of water volume in the river now expect the surge we are enjoying at the moment to last into the third week of June.


River Parana draft.

Recalada, Zona Comun, and Upriver ports have been closed during morning hours due to fog for short periods.

Necochea: The port remains open. The town of Necochea remains in lockdown.

Bahia Blanca: Pilotage service is being rendered normally.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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