Marine fuel sales at Panama increased by about 0.4% in October 2021, according to the latest data from La Autoridad Maritima de Panama, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).

Total bunker sales at Panama was 414,442 metric tonnes (mt) in October, compared to sales of 412,622 mt during a similar period in 2020.

In October 2021, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales of 366,134 mt; 216,721 mt of VLSFO, 95,384 mt of RMG 380, 19,234 of marine gas oil (MGO), and 34,795 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered.

The similar region saw total marine sales of 359,257 mt a year before October; with VLSFO sales at 274,865 mt, RMG 380 sales at 50,305 mt, MGO sales at 9,955 mt, and 24,132 mt of LSMGO being sold.

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 48,308 during October 2021; the total figure comprised 39,524 mt of VLSFO, zero sales of RMG 380, 5,580 mt of MGO, and 3,204 mt of LSMGO.

It saw total sales of 53,365 mt in October a year before; with VLSFO sales of 39,866 mt, RMG 380 sales of 5,895 mt, no sales of MGO, and LSMGO sales of 7,604 mt.