Grounded Wah Kwong bulker disrupts traffic around Rosario port

Grounded Wah Kwong bulker disrupts traffic around Rosario port

A bulker carting a cargo of soybean meal was grounded on Argentina’s Parana River causing disruption to the grains hub of Rosario.

Wah  Kwong vessel Pilatus Venture ran aground, blocking traffic downriver to the Atlantic Ocean and causing delays to around 60 vessels.

The Pilatus Venture was grounded about 53 miles south of Rosario and was being assisted by a tugboat to get it dislodged.

It was en route to Australia and is contracted by Anglo-Swiss multinational commodities trader Glencore.

Argentina is the world’s leading exporter of soymeal livestock feed.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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