Collision damages grain terminal in Argentina

27.04.2018

Ocean Treasure, a cargo ship preparing to load grains at an Argentine port, collided with a dock on the Parana River in the Argentine grains hub of Rosario on April 25, damaging infrastructure, according to a report from Reuters. The accident caused a slowdown in activity at terminal 6 in the port of General San Martin. Terminal 6 is operated by AGD and Bunge.

“The southern pier of terminal 6 is operational, with difficulties on the barge docks due to the blockage caused by the ship that generated the accident,” Guillermo Wade, manager of Argentina’s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity, told Reuters. “The north dock of terminal 6 suffered some serious damage. One operator working in the area suffered a minor blow, but nothing serious.”

According to NABSA shipping agency information, the Ocean Treasure was preparing to load up to 24,000 tonnes of corn and 27,000 tonnes of soymeal.



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