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Panama bunker sales dip by approximately 4.5% on year in September 2020

19 Oct 2020

The bunker sales volume at Panama decreased by about 4.5% on year in September 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 375,126 metric tonnes (mt) in September, compared to sales of 392,887 mt during the similar period in 2019.

In September 2020, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales of 316,484 mt; 51,880 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 8,954 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 19,751 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered. 

The similar region saw total sales of 327,451 mt a year before in September; with RMG 380 sales of 281,052 mt, MGO sales of 43,229 mt, and 3,170 mt of LSMGO being sold. 

The latest data for the Pacific side introduced a new VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel category which recorded 235,899 mt of sales in September. 

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 58,642 mt during September 2020; 5,188 mt of RMG 380 was sold, MGO recorded 1,345 mt sales and 9,401 mt of LSMGO were delivered.

It saw total sales of 115,477 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 104,172 mt, MGO no sales and LSMGO recorded sales of 8,443 mt.

The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 45,011 mt of sales at the Atlantic.

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

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Photo credit: George Keel
Published: 19 October, 2020

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