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Bunker sales volume at Panama Canal in February down 22% from previous year

18 Apr 2019

The combined volume of marine fuel sold at both ends of the Panama Canal was down 22% on year during February 2019, according to data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).

Total bunker sales at Panama Canal amounted to 331,062 metric tonnes (mt) in February 2019, compared to sales of 424,677 mt during the similar month in 2018.

In February 2019, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 227,854 mt; 207,942 mt of fuel oil was sold and 19,912 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.

The similar location saw total sales of 324,258 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 301,285 mt and MDO sales of 22,973 mt.

The canal’s Pacific entrance recorded sales of 103,208 mt; 88,085 mt of fuel oil was sold and 15,123 mt of MDO were sold.

Last year, it saw total sales of 100,419 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 88,807 mt and MDO sales of 11,612 mt.

Related: Marine fuel sales at Panama Canal in January fell 18% on year
RelatedPanama bunker fuel sales marginally down 1.8% on year in 2018

Published: 18 April, 2019

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