In the Argentinian province of Entre Rios, three ports have been working to move local produce, thereby ensuring that the state benefits from major investment it is made in its maritime infrastructure.
From Concepción del Uruguay, vessels follow the Uruguay River laden with consignments of up to 15,000 tonnes of bagged rice. At La Paz Marquez, barges use the same river to move soya bound for San Lorenzo. As for Diamante, this also handles consignments of around 30,000 tonnes of soya for Chinese importers.
The ability to use ports within the state has been helped by dredging of the River Uruguay to a depth of 23 feet, with the aim to eventually improve this to 25 feet. At the same time, the draught has been deepened at the port of Diamante and investment made in handling facilities at La Paz Márquez.