The annual bunker sales volume at Panama Canal increased 17.6% on year during 2019, according to latest data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
Total bunker sales at Panama Canal was 5,352,396 metric tonnes (mt) in 2019, compared to sales of 4,551,630 mt in 2018.
In 2019, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 4,245,793 mt; 3,782,716 mt of fuel oil was sold and 463,077 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.
The similar location saw total sales of 3,388,437 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 3,126,249 mt and MDO sales of 262,188 mt.
The canal’s Pacific entrance recorded sales of 1,106,603 mt; 962,080 mt of fuel oil was sold and 144,523 mt of MDO were sold during 2019.
It saw total sales of 1,163,193 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 1,004,187 mt and MDO sales of 159,006 mt.
An earlier record of marine fuel sales at the Panama Canal are as follows:
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‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.
Representatives of Veritas Petroleum Services, Maersk, INTERTANKO, ElbOil Singapore, and SDE International provide insight from their respective fields of expertise on what lies ahead.