Ports

TIMBUES

NOBLE TIMBUES TERMINAL

Grain private loading terminal, owned by Noble Argentina S.A, part of the “Noble Group” of British capitals. the berth is located at KM 462,0 right margin of the Parana river, right at the mouth of the “Coronda river” which ends at the Parana where this terminal is located.

This terminal is working since August 2006.

The berth, consists on 3 dolphins with a loading tower each, placed about 50 mts offshore.

There aren’t any restrictions regarding the L.O.A of vessels to proceed there.

In case of “Panamax” vessels, they can be berthed and it’s not necessary to shift them alongside to reach the end holds.
With capsize vessels, they must be shifted if the extreme holds have to be loaded.

There are no draft restrictions alongside the berth except by the maximun draft at the main navigational channel. The airdraft to the “zero” level is 25 mts (height of the river must be deducted).

The loading terminal has 3 loading arms “conveyor belt type” which so far are feeded by one just loading belt, so the loading is carried out with 1 gang and only 1 product on time can be loaded.
These loading arms have an outreach of abt 25 mts offshore.

The loading rate is about 1.500 mt per hour for grains. The estimated rate for by-products (meals and pellets) is about 1.200/1.300 mt per hour,

The oil factory is working since April 2010. with a crushing capacity of 8.000 tons per day.
This Plant produces only soyaoil.
Soyaoil is being loaded by mean of 2 x 6” flexible hoses, at a rate of 800 mt/hour.

The total storage capacity, for vegetable oils is 30.000 m3 (2 tanks of 15.000 m3 each one)

The normal working time during weekdays is from 0600-1800 hs, and saturdays from 0600-1200 hs. Outside these hours overtime services, must be ordered.

The terminal overcosts during weekdays, from 1800/2400 hs and from 0000/0600 hs (including saturdays from 0000/0600 hs) .for dry grains and byproducts, is U$S 1.500.-

From saturdays at 1200 hs up to sundays 2400 hs, the overcost charged every 6 hrs, for dry grains and byproducts, is U$S 2.000.

There is NO F.W available at this terminal. The facilities to give this service for ships will be built in the 02nd stage of buildings, to be started aproximately during 2007.

Bunkering or Slops operations alongside, are not allowed by the Terminal authorities.

P.I.C Mr. Nestor Coasin, operations Manager.

DREYFUS TIMBUES TERMINAL

Grain private loading terminal, owned by S.A.C.E.I.F Louis Dreyfus y CIA. LTDA. This berth is not actually located at the Parana river, being in fact located inside the “Coronda River” at 2,1 km from the confluence between this river and the Parana.
If We compare with distances and locations at the Parana river, this berth would be then located at Km 464 of this river.

The berth, consists on 3 dolphins, placed about 100 mts offshore.,

There are no restrictions for vessels to proceed alongside, regarding their L.O.A.
“Panamax” type vessels can be berthed and it’s not necessary to shift them alongside to reach the end holds.
With capsize vessels, they must be shifted if the end holds have to be loaded.

There are no draft restrictions alongside this berth, except by the maximun draft at the main navigational channel, being the depth alongside to the “cero” level (according with information received from Coastguard) of 10,50 mts (34’ 05”) The airdraft to the “zero” level is 24 mts (height of the river must be deducted).

The loading terminal has 3 loading arms of “conveyor-belt type” feeded by 1 loading belt, so the loading is carried out with only one gang and just 1 type of commodity can be loaded at the time.

So far only by-products like soya bean meal or pellets are loaded by this terminal.
Grains (or seeds) aren’t loaded for the moment being used in case of the soya beans, to feed the crushing plant to manufacture the soya oils.

The loading rate it’s about 10.00/1.200 mt per hour for by-products.

The loading of vegoils it’s made trough 1 line of 8", which reachs the vessel by 2 flexible hoses of 8" and 6” each. The average loading rate for vegetable oils is about 500 mt/hr.

The normal working time during weekdays is from 0600-1800 hs, and saturdays from 0600-1200 hs. Outside these hours, overtime services, must be ordered.

F.W it’s NOT available at this terminal.

Bunkering or Slops operations alongside, are not allowed by the Terminal authorities.

P.I.C Mr Daniel Hermini (Operation’s Manager)