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Restrictions & Sanctions

Trading restrictions (Argentina)

Trading restrictions imposed against Argentina:

None

 

Trading restrictions imposed by Argentina:

Transit between Argentina ports and the Falkland Islands
Decree 256/2010 on the authorization for vessels intending to transit between Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

Flag Waiver 
Although the Argentine "Law of the Reserve of Cargoes (1969)" relating to the carriage of goods by Argentine flag ships was revoked in 1991, there are still bilateral treaties which reserves the carriage of cargo between Argentina and the following countries to national tonnage only.

Armenia Moldavia
Azerbaijan Peru
Belorussia Russia
Brazil Tadjikistan
China* Turkmenia
Cuba Ukraine
Georgia Uruguay (relates solely to passenger vessels)
Kazakhstan Uzbekistan
Kirgizia

* excluding the islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu and Taiwan and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In cases where such national tonnage is not available, a flag waiver can be obtained allowing for the cargo to be carried on board non-national tonnage.


Explosives
The import, export and/or transit of explosives within Argentine ports/waters can only be undertaken subject to prior approval (Governmental Decree No. 302/83).


Toxic and /or Nuclear Residues
Vessels carrying such cargoes of prohibited from calling Argentine ports.


Union action
Seaman's Union (SOMU) require an ITF Blue Card Certificate at all ports where tug service is rendered prior to allowing their members (tugboats' crew) to proceed with the assistance. If a vessel does not have the required certificate no tug service will be provided. 

The list of flags subject to the above are currently as follows: 

Antigua and Barbuda

Jamaica

Bahamas

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Barbados

Lebanon

Belize

Liberia

Bermuda

Malta

Bolivia

Marshall island

Cambodia

Mauritius

Cayman Islands

Mongolia

Comoros, Union of

Myanmar, Union of

Cyprus

Netherlands Antilles

France

Panama

Georgia

Sao Tome & Principe

Germany

Sri Lanka

Gibraltar

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Guinea, Equatorial

Tonga

Honduras

Vanuatu

In additon the Union is reported to be delaying berthing / unberthing of vessels flying the following flags. 

Antigua and Barbuda

Isle of Man

Bermuda

Malta

Cayman Islands

United Kingdom

Gibraltar

 




See also United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Restrictions & sanctions (Argentina)

Asian Gypsy Moth Season 2020 now includes Argentina

Members are hereby reminded that calling at areas considered AGM high risk have to be aware of the AGM requirements imposed on ships by various governments that are bent on keeping AGM at bay. The usual suspects are Australia, Canada, USA, Chile, New Zealand and a new addition - Argentina.

The AGM high risk period usually starts from late May to September. A ship that has called at a port in the regulated AGM area during the specified risk period of the current or previous year will be considered a ship of high AGM risk and in general is required to get a proper AGM-free certificate at the last port visited at the high risk area.

Members are advised to refer to our AGM section for information and guidance, as well as using our BIMCO AGM clause for Time Charter Parties 2015

Argentinian Asian Gypsy moth regulations

SENASA  is the competent authority dealing with Asian gypsy moth (AGM) regulations.  The regulations are in the process of being finalised whereby it is expected to be mandatory with issuance of a resolution establishing the AGM measures.  

Until then, SENASA has issued AGM measures required by ships visiting Argentina in the " Contaminant Plague Related to Foreign Trade by Vessel " Lymantria Dispar" - Asian and Japanese breed" .

The measures in brief are as follows: 

  • All international ships arriving at Argentinian ports to answer AGM questionaire 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • The areas regulated are in the North East and extreme East of Asia between 60o and 20o north latitude and the risk periods indicated.
  • A certificate of Vessel Free of AGM required for ships entering Argentinian ports corresponding to the last port of departure of the vessel in areas with plague during the flight periods of female  moth, which generally extend between the months of May and September.
  • Ships not in those areas during the last 24 months or were in those areas but outside the risk period were not be subject to assessment. 

Bunker prices: sourced from www.mabux.com

Current bunker prices Last Updated: 20:42 (GMT) - 29 May 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 185 ↓ (-5) 230 → (+0) 265 ↓ (-1)
Singapore 199 ↓ (-2) 267 ↓ (-10) 295 ↓ (-1)
Fujairah 182 ↓ (-13) 305 ↑ (+10) 365 ↓ (-15)
Copenhagen 193 → (+0) 248 ↓ (-5) 293 ↓ (-5)
Gothenburg 190 → (+0) 245 ↓ (-5) 290 ↓ (-5)
St. Petersburg 155 ↓ (-5) 220 → (+0) 259 ↓ (-1)
Tallinn 201 ↓ (-2) 253 ↑ (+10) 330 ↑ (+5)
Gibraltar 222 ↑ (+2) 275 ↓ (-6) 317 ↓ (-3)
Pireaus 227 ↓ (-3) 277 ↑ (+2) 287 ↓ (-13)
Istanbul 260 ↓ (-5) 300 ↓ (-15)
Houston 195 ↑ (+3) 247 ↑ (+2) 293 ↑ (+1)
Panama Canal 247 ↑ (+2) 268 ↑ (+3) 320 ↓ (-5)
Santos 237 ↓ (-12) 237 ↓ (-12) 402 ↓ (-2)
Buenos Aires 305 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Hamburg 180 ↓ (-5) 245 ↑ (+5) 280 ↓ (-10)
Riga 197 ↓ (-5) 241 → (+0) 325 ↓ (-4)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 187 ↓ (-5) 232 → (+0) 267 ↓ (-1)
New York 203 ↓ (-2) 278 ↓ (-8) 317 ↓ (-6)
Philadelphia 206 ↓ (-2) 283 ↓ (-8) 322 ↓ (-6)
Hong Kong 225 ↓ (-6) 278 ↓ (-14) 297 ↓ (-10)
Genoa 215 ↑ (+10) 270 ↓ (-11) 341 → (+0)
Augusta 209 ↓ (-4) 287 ↑ (+9) 342 ↑ (+4)
Rio de Janeiro 262 ↓ (-12) 262 ↓ (-12) 372 ↓ (-2)
Bremerhaven 177 ↓ (-5) 260 ↑ (+5) 305 ↓ (-10)
Paranagua 267 ↓ (-12) 267 ↓ (-12) 435 ↓ (-2)
Rio Grande 267 ↓ (-12) 267 ↓ (-12) 436 ↓ (-2)
Recife
Salvador 275 ↓ (-12) 275 ↓ (-12) 417 ↓ (-2)
Fortaleza 253 ↓ (-12) 253 ↓ (-12) 425 ↓ (-2)
Fremantle 460 ↑ (+20) 480 → (+0)
Belem 296 ↓ (-12) 296 ↓ (-12) 449 ↓ (-2)
Tubarao 262 ↓ (-12) 262 ↓ (-12) 425 ↓ (-2)
Curacao 539 → (+0) 582 → (+0)
New Orleans 218 ↓ (-9) 255 ↓ (-15) 287 ↓ (-3)
Manaus 276 ↓ (-12) 276 ↓ (-12) 413 ↓ (-2)
Niteroi 262 ↓ (-12) 262 ↓ (-12) 372 ↓ (-2)
Praia Mole 262 ↓ (-12) 262 ↓ (-12) 425 ↓ (-2)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 296 ↓ (-12) 296 ↓ (-12) 449 ↓ (-2)
Vitoria 262 ↓ (-12) 262 ↓ (-12) 425 ↓ (-2)
Itaqui (XP) 299 ↓ (-12) 299 ↓ (-12) 443 ↓ (-2)
Miami 247 ↑ (+3) 352 ↑ (+1)

Maximum Size

  Dry Cargo 
Maximum LOA 226 m
Maximum beam 33 m
Maximum Draft *
Maximum TDW  

* Provided river levels permit, vessels may lod to the limiting depth in the Mitre channel plus an allowance for the tide, always maintaining an UKC of two feet as required by PNA (Coastguard) regulations. Thus, if the river level at San Pedro at any given time is, say 11 m (36 ft) or more and the governing depth in the Mirtre channel is 9,70 m (32 ft) then, taking advance of the usual 3 or 4 ft of tide in the River Plate, a sailing draft of 10/10,30 m (33/34 ft) is possible.


Restrictions:
Daylight arrival/sailings only. No length/beam restrictions but recommended not to exceed LOA 225 m and maximum beam of 33 m.


Depths: 9.10 m (30 ft) at datum in access channel, turning basin and basin for ocean going vessels (Elevator berth at Pier N. 1 and Pierhead).