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Some 375,126 metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel were supplied in Panama last month – a 1.4% increase on the 369,839 mt delivered in August.

However, September’s total was 4.5% down on the 392,887 mt of marine fuel supplied during September 2019, data provided by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) showed.

Sales of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) rose for a fourth successive month. The 280,910 mt of VLSFO sold in September was 4.8% up on the 267,974 mt supplied in August.

However, sales of other fuels dipped slightly across the board. RMG 380 fell from 59,251 mt in August to 57,068 mt in September while marine gasoil slipped from 11,339 mt to 8,954 mt. Low sulphur marine gasoil sales dropped from 31,275 mt in August to 28,194 mt in September.

The number of bunker operations ain Panama also decreased last month, from 505 in August to 497 in September.

During the first nine months of 2020, some 3,554,825 mt of bunker fuel was sold at Panama. In contrast, during the same period in 2019, a total of 3,963,733 mt was sold which represents a year-on-year decrease of 11.5%.

Bunkering at Panama is just one of the topics set to be discussed at next week’s Maritime Week Americas Virtual Conference. The unique event, which is free to access, will feature live debate and Q & A sessions, 1-1 meetings with fellow attendees, private access to speakers and sponsors as well as some special guest appearances.

To register for Maritime Week Americas Virtual Conference, click here.

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