June 2nd – Highlights from the Annual MAIZAR Congress in Buenos Aires

June 2nd 2023

Highlights from the Annual MAIZAR Congress in Buenos Aires


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, June 02nd, until Monday June 05th, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554

Nicolas Fichi              +54 9 11 5578 4559


Franco Gabriel Ostojic     +54 9 11 6656 1678

Kevin Masia                +54 9 11 6919 2280

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: June 17th, 19th and 20th.

Grains and Markets:

China is reported to have bought two Panamax cargoes of soya beans during this week. One from  Brazil and one from Argentina. Both July dates.

Pakistan is looking for a Supramax of soya beans on August dates and Myanmar and Costa Rica for Handys of soya meal on September dates.

Egypt is in the market for 30,000 tons of soya oil and 10,000 tons of sunflower seed oil July dates.

Maize 2023/2024:

The annual MAIZAR Congress has been held in Buenos Aires over the last few days.

Presentations were put forward where the coming harvest (weather permitting) could be a record if the projected surface to be sown attains good yields.

One of these projections estimates that the overall yield could be around 80,000,000 tons.

It must be considered that the maize based ethanol production in Argentina has been increasing significantly since 2011.

The increase, year on year, between 2021 and 2022 is 16 per cent. See graph below.

0206-Maize 2023-2024


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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