September 15th – Mendoza Potash mine

September 15th 2023

Mendoza Potash mine


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


Weekend duty staff: (Friday September 15th until Monday September 18th, 2023 0800 hrs.)

HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554



Sebastián José Ferrara     +54 9 11 3156 1679

Kevin Masia                +54 9 11 6919 2280

Lorenzo Olmedo             +54 9 11 5597 8590

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680

National Holidays: Friday October 13th and Monday October 16th.


Grains and Markets:

China has purchased two Panamaxes of soya beans from Brazil on May(2024) dates and one Panamax from Argentina Sep-Octo 2023.

Tunisia is looking for a Supramax of soya beans in December, and Morocco for a Panamax of soya meal during November.

Iran’s tender for maize (180,000 tons) with Oct-Nov dates remains open.

Agriculture crop estimates:

The Rosario Commercial Exchange has issued its estimate for the coming crops.

Wheat (due to commence harvest shortly) is placed at 15,000,000 tons, better than 2022-2023 (11,500,000 tons), but still affected by drought.

Soya beans are forecast at 48,000,000 tons.

Maize at 48,000,000 tons.

Both of the above are to commence sowing in the coming weeks.

Mendoza Potash mine:

The former Vale potash mine in Mendoza has been awarded to a joint venture consortium composed of Brazil’s A.R.G. and Argentina’s Minera Aguilar. As mentioned in last week’s report, this a mine with an estimated production of 1,500,000 tons per annum, due to commence shipping potash by 2026-2027. Potash will be exported through Bahia Blanca, which will be connected to the mine by a railway line extension.

Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


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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