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Bunker sales volume at Panama Canal up 3.4%

07 Mar 2018

The combined volume of marine fuel sold at both ends of the Panama Canal was up 3.4% on year during January 2018, 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 417,570 metric tonnes (mt) in January 2018, compared to sales of 403,750 mt during the similar month in 2017.

In January 2018, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 348,870 mt; 174,000 mt of fuel oil was sold and 174,870 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.

The similar location saw total sales of 333,260 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 309,440 mt and MDO sales of 23,820 mt.

During January 2018, the canal’s Atlantic entrance saw total bunker sales of 68,700 mt; 61,800 of fuel oil was sold while 6,900 mt of MDO were delivered.

The Atlantic entrance in January 2017 recorded total sales of 70,490 mt with 64,730 mt of fuel oil and 5,760 mt of MDO delivered.

Manifold Times earlier reported the yearly bunkering volume at Panama Canal increasing by 13.5% in 2017.

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Published: 7 March, 2018

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