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. Saturday, June 20th, Flag Day.
Covid-19 National Quarantine: The National Quarantine has now been extended until June 28th.
At the main ports the sanitary measures remain unchanged and attendance is well coordinated. The Ship’s Agency tasks are allowed to continue with few restrictions and strict sanitary procedures are applied. Upriver ports are working close to normal with strict sanitary enforcement.
As mentioned before Bahia Blanca and Necochea are very rigid imposing in nearly all cases a 14 day quarantine on arriving vessels. The 14 days are counted as from departure from the last port of call.
Export licenses: Export licenses were issued Friday June 05th for 510,000 metric tons of wheat, 240,000 metric tons of maize, 150,000 metric tons of soyameal, 96,000 metric tons of soyoil, 33,600 metric tons of malting barley, 24,200 metric tons of sunflower seed and 24,000 metric tons of sunflower seed pellets.
THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT THIS EVENING ANNOUNCED THAT VICENTIN IS TO NATIONALIZED. THE HOLDING IS TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THE GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATED BY YPF AGRO (THE AGRIDIVISION OF THE STATE ENERGY COMPANY YPF). THIS REQUIRES A LAW THAT WILL BE SANCTIONED IN CONGRESS.
WE SHALL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE PROGRESS OF THIS GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE.
Recalada, Zona Comun, and Upriver ports have been closed during morning hours due to fog for short periods.
Necochea: The port remains open. The town of Necochea remains in lockdown.
Bahia Blanca: Pilotage service is being rendered normally.
Will keep you posted.
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.
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