September 15th – Grains and Markets

September 15th 2022

Grains and Markets

ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff and offices for your ready reference.

Week end duty staff: (Friday, September 16th as from 1200 hours until Monday September 19th, 0800 hrs)

– HQ Buenos Aires:

Germán Stoppo +54 9 11 6434 1673

Nicolás Fichi +54 9 11 5578 4559

– Upriver:

Sebastián José Ferrara +54 9 11 3156 1679

Franco Gabriel Ostojic +54 9 11 6656 1678

Walter Nestor Travaglini +54 9 11 3156 1680

National Holidays: Friday, October 07th and Monday October 10th

Grains and Markets:

Argentine farmers are still selling soya as fast as they can find buyers. The new exchange rate applied by the Government that “improves” farmer’s income remains in place until the end of September. There is speculation that, at this rate, there could be 7 million tons of soya sold within September. Deliveries to ports are ramping up. The Government’s aim is not kindness, they need the foreign exchange.
Jordan has bought 60,000 tons of barley for April 2023.
Saudi Arabia has tendered for 535,000 tons of wheat. Deliveries November through February 2023.

Dredging – River Uruguay:

Jan de Nul has been awarded the maintenance dredging contract for the River Uruguay. This is not part of the plan to turn the River Uruguay to 34 feet 00 inches (10.36 meters). It is only for maintenance. The main ports on the River Uruguay are Concepcion del Uruguay, Fray Bentos and Gualeguaychu. This contract is awarded and managed by CARU, the joint Argentine and Uruguay river administration entity.

Necochea Customs:

As the pandemic effects wear off… Necochea Customs House have advised they will be resuming spot checks on vessels in port. This will mainly be auditing vessel’s entry declaration and occasionally performing draft surveys on cargo to audit vis-à-vis shore scales.

INA Draft Forecast:
Please find attached the latest updated forecast prepared with information supplied by INA (National Water Institute).

Weather in to the week-end for bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:

Windy weekend coming up. STS operations may be interrupted for short periods.
As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Master’s of the vessels involved.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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