The La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), posted a decreased in bunker sales volume in August and September 2018.
Total bunker sales at both ends of the Panama Canal were 348,664 metric tonne (mt) in August and 324,413 mt in September 2018; the figures represent a decrease from 355,952 mt (-0.2%) in August and 373,831 mt (-13.2%) in September 2017.
319,726 mt of fuel oil and 28,938 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO) were sold at Panama in August 2018, compared to 331,873 mt of fuel oil and 24,079 mt of MDO during the similar month in 2017.
The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal saw 275,591 mt of marine fuel delivered in August 2018, 0.6% lower than 277,174 mt in August 2017.
256,773 mt of fuel oil and 18,818 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in August 2018, compared to 260,545 mt of fuel oil and 16,629 mt in August last year.
The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal saw 73,073 mt of bunkers sold in August 2018, a 7.2% decrease over 78,778 mt sold in August 2017.
62,953 mt of fuel oil and 10,120 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in August 2018, compared to 71,328 mt of fuel oil and 7,450 mt in August last year.
293,112 mt of fuel oil and 31,301 mt of MDO were delivered to vessels as fuel at Panama in September 2018, compared to 345,645 mt of fuel oil and 28,186 mt of MDO during September last year.
The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal posted total sales of 247,445 mt in September 2018, 11.0% down compared to total sales of 278,422 mt in September 2017.
228,731 mt of fuel oil and 18,714 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in September 2018, compared to 259,907 mt of fuel oil and 18,515 mt in September last year.
The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal saw 76,968 mt of bunkers sold in September 2018, a 19.3% lower from 95,409 mt delivered in September 2017.
64,381 mt of fuel oil and 12,587 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in September 2018, compared to 85,738 mt of fuel oil and 9,671 mt in September last year.
The next approximate date of publication for the October and November figures of PMA’s bunker figures is 17 December, 2018.
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Published: 31 October, 2018
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