May 29th – Port re-opened

May 29th 2020

Port re-opened

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: Today, Friday May 29th, licenses were issued for 360,000 metric tons of maize, 110,000 metric tons of soyameal and 9,400 metric tons of wheat.

Vicentin: The interest that Glencore had been showing in Vicentin seems to be diminishing. According to local sources the people that are now looking at “rescuing” Vicentin are a local company called Manzano. They manufacture silos and Vicentin are also reportedly in debt to them from before the default.

Necochea: CoastGuard re-opened Necochea on May 28th at 0800 hours with 1.80 meters swell. The weather forecast for the weekend indicates bad weather and the port may close again.

Bahia Blanca: Pilotage service out to Buoy 11, Bahia Blanca Roads in suspended due to bad weather conditions (3 meters swell) since 1330 hours today, Friday May 29th. According to forecast the weather is expected to improve Saturday, May 30th morning.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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