Sales of marine fuel at both ends of the Panama Canal in January fell by 18% on year, show data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
A total 392,832 metric tonnes (mt) of bunker fuel were sold at the location in January 2019, lower than 480,767 mt recorded in January 2018.
January 2019’s total volume consisted of 356,152 mt of fuel oil and 36,680 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO), while the same month in 2018 saw 438,386 mt of fuel oil and 42,399 mt of MDO delivered.
The canal’s Pacific entrance saw 285,228 mt of bunkers delivered in January 2019, 19.3% lower than 353,274 mt in January during the year before.
261,015 mt of fuel oil and 24,213 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in January 2019, compared to 325,779 mt of fuel oil and 27,495 mt in January 2018.
The Atlantic entrance recorded 107,604 mt of bunkers sold in January 2019, 15.6% lower than 127,493 mt sold in January 2018.
95,137 mt of fuel oil and 12,467 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in January 2019, compared to 112,589 mt of fuel oil and 14,904 mt in January last year.
Published: 17 April, 2019
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