November 22nd – Off shore energy permits extended

Off shore energy permits extended:

November 22nd 2022

Off shore energy permits extended

Toll charges on the River Parana:

For clarification purposes.

The Government of Argentina is planning to institute Toll Charges on vessels navigating the River Parana between the City of Santa Fé (Km 584) and Confluencia (Km 1,238). This area is the north section of the River Parana which is under exclusive jurisdiction of Argentina. Confluencia is where the River Parana and the River Paraguay join.

The charges are to be applied at a rate of USD 1.47 per NRT on international traffic and Pesos 1.47 on local cabotage traffic. On Thursday 17th a public hearing was held and, as can be expected all parties using the river expressed strong objections. Specially local and Paraguayan barges operators who will be affected directly. Very few, if any ocean going vessels transit this area.


Grain in Argentina:

Soyabean sowing is underway with 12 per cent completed.

Maize sowing is also underway with 23.6 per cent completed.

Sunseed is 86 per cent completed.

Wheat harvesting is 10 per cent completed and the forecast is for 12.4 million tons.

Barley harvesting is about to start and the forecast is for 4 million tons.

Off shore energy permits extended:

The Government has granted two year extensions to exploring permits for companies at the West Malvinas Basin. The companies that have been granted the extension are Tullow, Pluspetrol and Wintershall.

The area is expected to have large oil and gas reserves. There are ongoing plans to build a port and urea plant at Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego.




Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


Bad weather may stop operations for certain periods tomorrow Monday, otherwise no significant delays expected into the rest of the week.

As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Master’s of the vessels involved.


Groundings on the River Parana 2022:

We attach to this mail the River Parana Draft Forecast prepared with information supplied by INA (National Water Institute) and adjusted to latest water reports.



Will keep you posted.
Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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