Editor: The following article was edited on 21 May [0800 hrs, Singapore time] to correctly attribute bunker sales to the Pacific and Atlantic sides of Panama as a whole; unlike the specific location of the Panama Canal as earlier written.
The bunker sales volume at Panama increased by 2.1% on year in April 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 was 415,137 metric tonnes (mt) in April, compared to sales of 406,677 mt during the similar period in 2019.
In April 2020, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales of 350,024 mt; 21,316 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 48,249 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 2,976 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered.
The similar region saw total sales of 344,128 mt a year before in April; with RMG 380 sales of 310,556 mt, MGO sales of 31,691 mt, and 1,040 mt of LSMGO being sold.
The latest data for the Pacific side introduced a new VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel category which recorded 282,481 mt of sales in April.
Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 64,853 mt during April 2020; 10,016 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 6,759 mt of MGO and 1,103 mt of LSMGO were delivered.
It saw total sales of 62,549 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 52,539 mt, MGO sales of 7,092 mt and LSMGO sales of 2,297 mt.
The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 46,975 mt of sales at the Atlantic.
An earlier record of marine fuel sales at Panama is as follows:
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