In the quest to find logistics solutions in the transport and handling of water cargo, the company and team members, we have been involved in the development of several specialty projects:
Transfer Station in Venezuela
Iron Ore Transfer System from Corumba (Sider Alicudi)
Transportation in the Paraná Paraguay Waterway
We focus on developing logistics solutions for the transportation of sand for fracking in Vaca Muerta.
TRANSSHIPMENT (TRANSFERVEN PROJECT IN VENEZUELA)
• In 1987 a predecessor of Argenmar (Venmar SA) created an international consortium with Mitsubishi, Marubeni and NKK, from Japan,
to participate in an international public tender in Venezuela for the design, financing and construction of an iron ore transfer system in high sea.
• In 1988, the consortium won the tender, built the transfer system, and a subsidiary created for this purpose operated it from that year until 2004. During this period, the system seamlessly transferred more than 50 million tons of iron ore.
• The transfer system consisted of a VLCC converted to belt self-unloader of 228,000 metric tons and two feeder vessels, also self- unloaders, of 85,000 metric tons.
• At the time of its design, the system was the largest offshore transfer system that has ever existed, with an annual capacity of 6-7 million tons and a self-discharge rate of 4,500 tons per hour.
IRON ORE TRANSFER SYSTEM FROM CORUMBA (SIDER ALICUDI)
In response to a client's request, we designed, acquired and implemented a transfer system on the Paraná River in front of Ibicuy, Entre Ríos. The system consisted of a modifying a grab to belt self unloading shuttle ship, enabling it to transfer iron ore from river barges to Panamax vessels for export.
DEVELOPMENT OF A BARGING COMPANY IN THE PARANÁ/PARAGUAY WATERWAY
In 2007, born as Interbarge SA, we developed the commercial strategy; start-up; the relocation; deployment; and technical operation on the Waterway of a fleet of 9 pushers of 3600-5400 HP and over 170 Mississippi barges. We further built 6 jumbo barges in the argentine shipyard SPI ALNAVI in Campana. The operation managed to transport more than 1.5 million tons per year of iron ore, grain and break-bulk cargos between Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.