The La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), recorded a 6.9% rise in bunker sales volume at the Panama Canal in July on year.
A total of 352,290 metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel, consisting of 319,358 mt of fuel oil and 32,932 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO), was sold at both ends of the Panama Canal in July 2018 compared to 329,647 mt, consisting of 306,097 mt and 23,5550 mt, in July 2017.
The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal saw 273,755 mt of marine fuel delivered in July 2018, 4.8% lower than 287,426 mt in July 2017.
252,636 mt of fuel oil and 21,119 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in July 2018, compared to 268,912 mt of fuel oil and 18,514 mt in July last year.
The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal saw 78,535 mt of bunkers sold in July 2018, an 86.0% increase over 42,221 mt sold in July 2017.
66,722 mt of fuel oil and 11,813 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in July 2018, compared to 37,185 mt of fuel oil and 5,036 mt in July last year.
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Published: 10 September, 2018
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