May 15th – Upriver Draft

May 15th 2020

Upriver Draft

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, May 25th, May Revolution.

Covid-19 National Quarantine: The National Quarantine will remain in force until May 24th. Buenos Aires and the surrounding areas (Greater Buenos Aires) will have stricter regulation limiting movement. The rest of the country where cases have been fewer will be allowed to relax restrictions.
At the main ports the sanitary measures remain unchanged and working well coordinated. The Ships Agency activities being related to foreign trade is one of the excepted from quarantine.

Export Licenses: Export Licenses were granted for 56,000 metric tons of maize and 16,500 metric tons of soya beans.

Mv MARS HARMONY: The handy sized bulker proceeding downriver from Cofco Timbues berth on 9.28 meters draft grounded at Km 388 of the River Parana Friday May 15th at 0730 hours. At the time this message is sent she remain grounded and all navigation in the area is interrupted. Soundings are being performed and preliminary comments are that there is sufficient depth in the area and it would indicate that the vessel grounded due to a navigational error. We shall keep you posted on news regarding salvage maneuvers.


Harvest maize and soya: 87 per cent of the soya has been harvested and 40 per cent of the maize has ben collected as far this Friday, May 15th. Forecast is maintained for 49.5 million tons of soya and 50 million tons of maize.
Necochea: The port reopened on May 12th at 1025 hours due to improved weather conditions.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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