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Rotterdam: Q3 bunker sales down 7.9% to 2.3 million m3 on year

10 Dec 2018

The total bunker sales volume at Rotterdam port in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 decreased 7.9% on year, according to the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The Q3 2018 volume of 2.30 million m3, a new historical low, was below 2.50 million m3 recorded in Q3 2017.

The latest bunker sales volume (compared to the similar period in the previous year) saw fuel oil at 1.94 million m3 (2.11 million m3); marine gas oil at 317,604 m3 (325,324 m3); marine diesel oil at 22,069 m3 (44,645 m3); and lubes at 23,024 m3 (24,026 m3).

Sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel in Q3 2018 was 3,165 metric tonnes (mt), a 144% increase from 1,297 mt in Q2 2018.

Bunker sales at Rotterdam port:

Year Fuel oil MGO MDO Lubes TOTAL (m3)
Q1 2018 2,134,350 337,047 43,612 26,203 2,541,212
Q2 2018 1,976,535 334,053 25,208 25,269 2,361,065
Q32018 1,940,818 317,604 22,069 23,024 2,303,515

LNG marine fuel sales at Rotterdam port:

Year LNG (in metric tonnes)
Q1 2018 729
Q2 2018 1,297
Q3 2018 3,165

Related: Rotterdam: Q2 bunker sales fall to historical low since 2013

Photo credit: Eric Bakker, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Published: 10 December, 2018

 

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