The 4.07 million metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel sales at the Port of Singapore in May represents the lowest monthly total since the 3.83 million mt recorded in June 2020.
Sales of low sulphur fuel oil 380 cSt (1.99 million mt) dipped below the 2 million mt mark for the first time since June 2020.
The 950,400 mt of marine fuel oil 380 cSt sales represented the lowest monthly total of 2021. Likewise, the 281,100 mt of low sulphur marine gasoil sales was the lowest monthly total of the year.
Elsewhere, sales of low sulphur fuel oil 180 cSt rose from 179,600 mt in April to 216,100 mt in May. This figure was the highest monthly total since December 2020.
A total of 21,150,700 mt of marine fuel has been sold during the first five months of 2021. In comparison, during the same period in 2020, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore recorded 20,755,400 mt of bunker sales.
There were 3,350 calls for bunkers in May – 95 more than the 3,255 recorded in May 2020, but 108 fewer than the 3,458 registered in April 2021.
Total vessel calls for May (7,211) rose 9.56% y-o-y, but slipped 3.85% m-o-m.