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.
San Nicolas: The north side of the New Port berth will be closed for dredging as from June 11th until June 14th.
Vicentin: The saga continues. Today, June 11th the manager of the company held a meeting with President Fernandez to discuss the situation of the company and explore alternative proposals to the expropriation. The grain flow in to ports and crushing plants in San Lorenzo and Timbues area continues as normal. Reliable sources indicate that 3,200 trucks (@36 metric tons per truck) called at the ports to deliver cargo. Of these 1,760 were maize trucks.
The manager of the company held a meeting with President Fernandez.
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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