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Panama bunker fuel sales volume falls by 19.8% on year in December 2020

19 Jan 2021

Bunker sales at Panama fell by about 19.8% on year in December 2020, according to the latest data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).

Total bunker sales at Panama was 413,2130 metric tonnes (mt) in December, compared to sales of 515,128 mt during the similar period in 2019.

In December 2020, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales 341,994 mt; 64,052 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 12,134 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 28,696 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered.

The similar region saw total sales of 408,628 mt a year before in December; with RMG 380 sales of 362,162 mt, MGO sales of 34,366 mt, and 12,100 mt of LSMGO being sold. 

The latest data for the Pacific side introduced a new VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel category which recorded 244,330 mt of sales in December.

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 71,236 mt during December 2020; 10,710 mt of RMG 380 was sold, MGO recorded no sales and 8,850 mt of LSMGO were delivered.

It saw total sales of 106,500 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 87,669 mt, MGO 16,866 mt and LSMGO recorded sales of 1,965 mt. 

The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 51,676 mt of sales at the Atlantic.

An earlier record of marine fuel sales at Panama in 2020 is as follows:

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Photo credit: George Keel
Published: 19 January, 2021

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