Sales of marine fuel at both ends of the Panama Canal jumped by 37.4% on year in July, show latest data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
Total bunker sales at Panama Canal was 484,144 metric tonnes (mt) in July 2019, compared to sales of 352,290 mt during the similar month in 2018.
In July 2019, the canal’s Pacific entrance posted bunker sales of 392,307 mt; 350,574 mt of fuel oil was sold and 41,733 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO) were delivered.
The similar location saw total sales of 273,755 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 252,636 mt and MDO sales of 21,119 mt.
The canal’s Pacific entrance recorded sales of 91,837 mt; 83,985 mt of fuel oil was sold and 7,852 mt of MDO were sold.
Last year, it saw total sales of 78,535 mt a year before; with fuel oil sales of 66,722 mt and MDO sales of 11,813 mt.
An earlier record of marine fuel sales at the Panama Canal are as follows:
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Published: 2 September, 2019
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