Bunker sales at Panama during October was down 18% on year, according to data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
Monthly sales of marine fuel at Panama has been decreasing (on an on year basis) since August.
Total bunker sales at both ends of the Panama Canal in October 2018 was 321,050 metric tonne (mt) down from 391,030 mt in October 2017; the current figure consisted of 291,544 mt of fuel oil and 29,506 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO).
The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal saw 224,589 mt of marine fuel delivered in October 2018, 24.5% lower than 297,335 mt in October 2017.
207,648 mt of fuel oil and 16,941 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in October 2018, compared to 276,302 mt of fuel oil and 21,033 mt in October last year.
The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal saw 96,461 mt of bunkers sold in October 2018, a 3.0% decrease over 93,695 mt sold in October 2017.
83,896 mt of fuel oil and 12,565 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in October 2018, compared to 80,888 mt of fuel oil and 12,807 mt in October last year.
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Published: 5 December, 2018
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