Forum on Bunkering in Panama

On 6 and 7 October industry representatives worldwide will gather together in Panama City to discuss issues such as the impact of the expanded canal on bunker operations.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Representatives from the Maritime Chamber of Panama, the event organizer, said to that "... The aim this year is to unite the bunkering sector agencies, shipping companies and their service providers, and present the problems of the sector to the various authorities in the country ".

The event will be held at the Tryp hotel Albrook and among the topics to be discussed are:

- Regional Economic Analysis
- The Bunker cluster, 10 years later.
- Neo-Panamax on Bunker operations
- Deliveries outside the breakwater in the Atlantic area.
- Oil Market Forecast for next year.

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April 2017

In 2016 28.8 million barrels of fuel were sold to ships, which is 3.1 million barrels more than in the previous year.

Figures from the Panama Maritime Authority indicate that most of the bunker fuel was marketed in the Pacific, with 23.8 million barrels, while the remaining 4.9 million barrels were shipped across the Atlantic.

Regulation of the Bunker Fuel Industry in Panama

May 2012

The Panama Maritime Chamber is calling for legislation for fuel services to cover the event of a fuel spill and the operation of ships in domestic waters related to the service.

"We have a maritime laws for classification, construction and manning of international ships, but not for ships in national waters," said Joseph DiGeronimo, president of the Maritime Chamber of Panama, reported

Panama's Tocumen International Aiport Invites Tenders for Fuel Supply

August 2010

Airport authorities are preparing the bid documents for the supply of up to 250,000 gallons of fuel per day.

To date, four companies have been invited to tender offers: Ogden (current operator), Worldwide Aviation, Service Air and Aircraft Service International Group.

Juan Carlos Pino, airport manager, explained that, "rather than be for the most economic offer, this contract will be awarded for the best technical offer, since a great deal of experience is required," adding that an upper limit will be set for the price per gallon of fuel.

Panama: 'Bunkering' industry to invest $200 million

August 2008

Income from ‘bunkering’ for 2008 is calculated at $2 billion, almost the same as for the Canal.

Three bunker terminals, which are used to move the fuel used by ships, are programed to invest some $200 million during the next few years.

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