Bunker sales volume at Panama Canal fell 0.3% on year in March 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 448,093 metric tonnes (mt) in March, compared to sales of 449,815 mt during the similar period in 2019.
In March 2020, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 369,486 mt; 25,440 mt of fuel oil was sold and 48,249 of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.
The similar location saw total sales of 353,622 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 321,931 mt and MDO sales of 31,691 mt. VLSFO 0.5% recorded no sales.
The latest data introduced a new category, namely VLSFO 0.5% which recorded 295,797 of sales in March.
The canal’s Atlantic entrance recorded sales of 78,607 mt; 9,320 mt of fuel oil was sold and 11,648 mt of MDO were sold during March 2020.
It saw total sales of 96,193 mt in a similar period, a year before; with fuel oil sales of 81,186 mt and MDO sales of 15,007 mt.
The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 57,639 mt of sales.
An earlier record of marine fuel sales at the Panama Canal are as follows:
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