October 26th 2021
Argentine wheat exports
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, November 22nd, 2021
Argentine wheat exports: It is reported in the market that two cargoes of Argentine wheat have been sold to Morocco with December lay days. This is the first non-Brazil bound wheat sale for the coming 2021/22 harvest reported.
Crew changes in Argentina: The Argentine Immigration Department has clarified that boarding crew members must have the following Covid-19 related tests performed in order to enter the country and board vessels:
*Full vaccination performed at lest 14 days prior entry to Argentina
*Negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior first boarding
*Antigen test performed upon arrival at “safe entry corridor” point
River Parana draft: The surge that is improving the draft at Upriver ports is now forecast to last into mid-November. The draft for San Lorenzo and Rosario is expected to be at or over 10 meters until then and at San Nicolas it could last into the third week (#47).
We urge you to consult prior load completion of vessels bringing inbound cargoes to Upriver ports.
Crew changes made at previous port/s 14 days prior arrival in Argentine ports: Besides many other documents and certificates, these below are of special concern:
-Owner’s Crew changes protocol at foreign countries].
-Owner’s note (with signature and stamp of the Captain and Owners company) clarifying that the crew change was carried out taking all due precautions, etc.
-Medical certificate issued by certified professional in the country where the crew joined, not the country of origin.
-Covid test, PCR, for on-signers at port of boarding (not country of origin).
Lacking any of above (besides all usual documents) pilots will not be allowed to board until a 14 day period is counted starting from the moment the last crew-member has boarded.
Will keep you posted.
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.
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