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Panama Canal annual bunker volume increases 17.6% on year during 2019

16 Jan 2020

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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Photo by Sean Thoman on Unsplash
Published: 17 October, 2019

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