The February bunker sales volume at Panama Canal increased 11.7% on year in February 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 Canal was 436,066 metric tonnes (mt) in February, compared to sales of 367,875 mt in a similar period in 2019.
In February 2020, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 348,757 mt; 33,947 mt of fuel oil was sold and 40,869 of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.
The similar location saw total sales of 264,667 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 240,966 mt and MDO sales of 23,701 mt. VLSFO 0.5% recorded no sales.
The latest data introduced a new category, namely VLSFO 0.5% which recorded 273,941 mt of sales in February.
The canal’s Atlantic entrance recorded sales of 87,309 mt; 7,142 mt of fuel oil was sold and 13,770 mt of MDO were sold during February 2020.
It saw total sales of 103,208 mt in a similar period, a year before; with fuel oil sales of 88,085 mt and MDO sales of 15,123 mt.
The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 66,397 mt of sales.
An earlier record of marine fuel sales at the Panama Canal are as follows:
Published: 24 March, 2020
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