Total sales of marine fuel at the Panama Canal was marginally down by 1.8% in 2018 when compared to the previous year, according to data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
A total 4,551,630 metric tonnes (mt) of bunker fuel was sold at the location in 2018, slightly lower than 4,634,922 mt in 2017.
The total volume in 2018 consisted of 4,130,436 mt of fuel oil and 421,194 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO), while 2017 saw 4,274,017 mt of fuel oil and 360,905 mt of MDO delivered.
The Pacific entrance recorded 3,388,437 mt of bunkers delivered in 2018, 5.6% lower than 3,589,031 mt in the year before.
3,126,249 mt of fuel oil and 262,188 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in 2018, compared to 3,351,269 mt of fuel oil and 237,762 mt in 2017.
The Atlantic entrance posted 1,162,193 mt of bunkers sold in 2018, 11.1% higher than 1,045,891 mt delivered in 2017.
1,004,187 mt of fuel oil and 159,006 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in 2018, compared to 922,748 mt of fuel oil and 123,143 mt of MDO in 2017.
Historical bunker sales volume at Panama published by Manifold Times are below:
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Published: 8 February, 2019
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