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Panama Canal March, April, May bunker volumes down on year

24 Jun 2019

The total volume of bunker fuel sold between January to May at both ends of the Panama Canal has been down by 13.7% on year, show data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).

PMA posted total volume of 1.9 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact: 1,852,288 mt) from January to May, compared to 2.1 million mt (exact: 2,146,075 mt) during the same period last year.

It updated Panama Canal bunker sales figures for the months of March, April, and May in the week ended 23 June 2019.

Specifically, marine fuel sales volume during March, April, and May (% compared on year) were 395,321 mt (-14.7%), 362,215 mt (-2.9%), and 370,858 mt (-8.2%).

In March, PMA recorded 299,128 mt (-15.6%) and 96,193 mt (-11.8%) of bunker sales respectively at the Pacific and Atlantic entrances of the Panama Canal.

In April, marine fuel sales were 299,666 mt (-14.5%) and 62,549 mt (-43.8%) at the Pacific and Atlantic entrances of the Panama Canal.

In May, fuel sales at the Pacific and Atlantic entrances were 300,424 mt (+0.02%) and 70,434 mt (-32.0%).

An earlier record of marine fuel sales at the Panama Canal are as follows:

Related: Bunker sales volume at Panama Canal in February down 22% from previous year
RelatedMarine fuel sales at Panama Canal in January fell 18% on year
RelatedPanama bunker fuel sales marginally down 1.8% on year in 2018

Published: 24 June, 2019

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