Standard Club explains the historically and critically low water level of the Parana River, explaining the risks and why owners should be aware of the potential groundings when navigating this river.
The Argentinian Navy was called in order to assist with a fire that erupted on a product tanker, in Argentina, on October 12.
It has been reported that the water levels in the Parana River/ River Plate system have been dropping below average, leading to the Hydrographic Authorities and the Coast Guard issuing a notice advising masters to exercise caution when navigating in the waters.
A major port in Argentina’s northern Rosario announced the suspension of its port activities in efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19, which spiked criticism from grain exporting firms and processors in the farm country.
In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, Argentina Ports has set new measures to limit the spread of the disease and help grain operations come back to normal. Specifically, following the country’s decision to close its borders, grains and oilseeds exporters said they may face several delays.
Cargo hold cleaning is a major issue nowadays given that it is responsible for the quality of the product it will transmit; Therefore, the North Club issued information of cargo cleanliness requirements in Argentina for all interested parties.
West P&I Club informs that the Argentinian National Service for Health and Agrifood Quality (SENASA) is officializing the approval and implementation of a resolution, to set control measures following the Asian Gypsy Moth.
A Protocol of Agreement was inked several days ago between Freeport of Riga and province of Corrientes, in order to boost and expand both of the ports’ facilities. Through this agreement, the two sides aim to find ways to develop their bilateral trade and to enhance Argentinian produce exports via the Port of Riga.
Argentina’s regulatory body on safety and environment, REGINAVE, launched some new changes providing the ability to the Argentinean Coast Guard to impose fines on foreign seafarers and shipowners for breaches of maritime and environmental laws. This comes in addition to the level of fines which has severely increased.
More than 50 ports and terminals in Latin America, as Terminal Zárate in Argentina, Terminal Puerto Rosario in Argentina, Terminal de Buenaventura in Colombia, Port of Santos in Brasil, Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso in Chile and San Vicente International Terminal in Chile, are currently working with the blockchain-based digital platform developed by IBM and Maersk, TradeLens.
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- Maritime Health
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- Cyber Security
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