Ship Runs Aground Causing Delays on Argentina’s Parana River Near Rosario

By Maximilian Heath BUENOS AIRES, May 4 (Reuters) - Around 60 ships faced delays on Friday near Argentina's grains hub of Rosario after a vessel on the Parana River ran aground and blocked passage downriver towards the Atlantic Ocean, the head of Argentina's Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity said. The cargo ship, contracted by Glencore and en route to Australia, was … [Read more...]

Ship Queue Grows as Truck Strike Slows Argentina Grain Exports

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Some 93 cargo ships were waiting to load soy and corn from Argentina's main exporting hub of Rosario on Friday, more than a week into a truck owners strike, the spokesman for an industry group said. That was up from just over 60 on Thursday, said Andres Alcarez, spokesman for export company chamber CIARA-CEC. Truck owners went on strike … [Read more...]

Explosion Kills One at Argentine Grain Port

By Hugh Bronstein and Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES, Dec 27 (Reuters) - An explosion at a grains terminal in Argentina owned by China's COFCO International on Wednesday killed one employee, injured others and affected shipping activities from one of the world's top food suppliers, the conglomerate said. The cause of the blast is not yet known but it could have an outsized … [Read more...]

Argentine Navy Loses Contact with Submarine Off Patagonia

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17 (Reuters) - An Argentine military submarine with 44 crew members on board was missing at sea in the South Atlantic on Friday, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which may have suffered a communication error, a navy spokesman said. The ARA San Juan submarine was in the southern Argentine Sea, 432 km (268 miles) from the Patagonian coast when … [Read more...]

Argentina’s Rising Grains Production Strands Vessels in River Traffic

By Hugh Bronstein ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16 (Reuters) - When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. It was the latest accident on one of the world's great food highways, which is straining to carry rising volumes of Argentine … [Read more...]