May 28th – Wheat & Navigation

May 28th 2020

Wheat 2020/2021 harvest
Navigation has now been restored

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.

Covid-19 National Quarantine: The National Quarantine has been extended until June 07th.
At the main ports the sanitary measures remain unchanged and work is well coordinated. The Ship’s Agency activities being related to foreign trade is one of the excepted from quarantine.

Export licenses: Licenses have today been issued for: 279,000 metric tons of maize, 54,000 metric tons of soyoil and 12,000 metric tons of sorghum.

Wheat 2020/2021 harvest: The sowing for the coming wheat harvest of 2020/2021 is underway in the north of the country. At the moment of writing about 13.4 per cent of the forecast area is already completed. At this moment the expectation is for an increase of approximately 5 per cent in the area to be sown compared to 2019/2020.

Necochea: CoastGuard re-opened Necochea today May 28th at 0800 hours with 1.80 meters swell. The port had been closed since May 25th at 1145 hours. The weather forecast for the weekend indicates bad weather and the port may close again.

Mv COFCO 1: The mv COFCO 1 refloated from her grounding at Km 289 of the River Parana, just north of San Pedro, at 1710 hours today May 28th assisted by four tugs, BRUTUS, ALBACORA, COOPOR ESTIBADOR I and COOPOR ESTIBADOR II. It must have taken a lot of work to free her because the water level in the area had fallen by approximately 0.90 meters since her grounding


. First analysis of the information available indicates that the vessel’s grounding was caused by a navigational error. Navigation has now been restored.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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