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Panama bunker sales sees dramatic 37% downturn in June on year

20 Jul 2020

The bunker sales volume at Panama fell by 37% on year in June 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 302,330 metric tonnes (mt) in June, compared to sales of 480,464 mt during the similar period in 2019.

In June 2020, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales of 260,668 mt; 33,319 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 6,170 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 20,396 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered.

The similar region saw total sales of 345,380 mt a year before in June; with RMG 380 sales of 345,380 mt, MGO sales of 33,781 mt, and 3,085 mt of LSMGO being sold.

The latest data for the Pacific side introduced a new VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel category which recorded 200,783 mt of sales in June.

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of41,662 mt during June 2020; 3,644 mt of RMG 380 was sold,MGO recorded 496 mt sales and 9,742 mt of LSMGO were delivered.

It saw total sales of 98,218 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 88,292 mt, MGO sales of 6,160 mt and LSMGO sales of 3,766 mt.

The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 27,780 mt of sales at the Atlantic.

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

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Related: Panama March bunker fuel sales dipped 0.3% on year
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Photo credit:
Sean Thoman
Published: 20 July, 2020

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