Rotterdam bunker sales slip by 8.2% in first quarter


Marine fuel and lubricant sales at the port of Rotterdam dropped by 8.2% in the first quarter of 2017, the port authority said Tuesday.

Total sales fell to 2.48 million cu m, down by 8.2% compared with Q1 last year. Fuel oil sales declined by 8.1% to 2.06 million cu m, while marine gasoil and marine diesel oil sales together sank by 8.5% to 391,647 cu m.

Marine lubricant sales fell by 6.8% to 25,603 cu m.

At the port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub, marine fuel sales excluding lubricants over the same period jumped by 7% to 12.65 million mt (13 million cu m).

Source: Platts 

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