2020-08-01
Brief of COVID-19 News – events in dated 01/08/2020

ARGENTINA

Compulsory isolation is still in force particularly at Buenos Aires City and surrounding districts of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area till August 16th - 2400 hrs. Other areas within the country to be announced case by case basis.

Activities related to foreign trade are so far excluded from the isolation process; operations in most ports are carried out without interruptions or delays

 

Restriction for vessels coming to Argentina due to Covid-19

General regulations – Covid19 Protocol

Additional to usual pre arrival requirements and with no exception, Sanitary authorities request to receive in advance all documents as sworn statement, all documents listed on Protocol Notice here attached, according to Items 1 to 4 whatever be the case.

 

Vessels arriving from any country abroad with less than 14 days of navigation (no quarantine period), must comply with current Sanitary protocol in force where all crew will be tested onboard, upon vessel’s arrival to ‘Zona Comun’ anchorage, before getting the authorization to proceed navigation Up Parana river.

(pls see copy here attached – Point 2 - Vessels coming from risk areas without crew changes)

 

 

Crew Members / crew change

All borders are still closed, so no foreigners and not even argentine citizens are allowed to enter the country, except few cases.

In view of this, flights going in/out Argentina are almost null, so no crew changes can be effected.

In addition, crewmembers are not allowed to disembark at different ports.

 

 

Pilot Services – embarking/disembarking at Recalada

Borders in Uruguay are also closed; Ferry services from Argentina to Uruguayan ports have been cancelled.

River Plate pilots are traveling as ‘passengers’ on outbound ships, in order to be positioned at Recalada PS, this affecting their usual travelling/logistics and availability.

As consequence additional pre-booking and coordination time might be needed before boarding at Recalada, this specially focus on River Plate service Recalada/Zona Comun leg

 

 

PORT STATUS in ARGENTINA

UPRIVER Ports

 

 

COFCO Timbues

After some suspicious cases of COVID-19 being detected last weekend, operations at Terminal premises back to normal on Friday 31st Aug evening.

Port/berth operations back to normal on Saturday 1st 0800hrs.

 

DEMPA – PAMPA ports

Operations resumed on Friday Aug 31st am, terminal working subject compliance of Covid19 safety protocol.

 

Operations at other Upriver ports + terminals being performed on normal basis, so far.

 

NECOCHEA

Sanitary Authorities and Stevedores + Grain Unions are requesting 14 days quarantine period to ALL vessels arriving from any country abroad

(including those not listed as high risk from Covid19)

For those vessels loading upriver 1st, then completing her cargo at Necochea, Stevedores and grain UNIONs are requesting 14 days period to count

since last port of call abroad (i.e. Brazil), even vessel being cleared with authorities Upriver already.

 

BAHIA BLANCA

Same as above, Port authorities and Stevedores Unions are requesting 14 days quarantine period to ALL vessels arriving from any country abroad

(including those not listed as high risk from Covid19).

For those vessels loading upriver 1st, then completing her cargo at Bahia Blanca, Stevedores and grain UNIONs are requesting 14 days period

to count since last port of call abroad (i.e. Brazil), even vessel being cleared with authorities Upriver already.

 

There might be some exceptions for vessel calling Uruguay as last port before Bahia Blanca, but only to be considered case by case basis,

subject Sanitary Authorities approval (not guaranteed) to allow entrance and operations for those vessel. So far this measure not affecting LNG/LPG vessels.

 

CAMPANA/ZARATE

Operations being performed on normal basis so far, subject to current regulations/procedures stablished due to COVID-19 outbreak

 

Puerto MADRYN

Operations being performed on normal basis so far, subject to current regulations/procedures stablished due to COVID-19 outbreak

 

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