Bunker fuel sales have been resilient at Rotterdam this year. File Image / Pixabay
Bunker fuel sales at Rotterdam, the world's second-largest marine fuels port, jumped by 7.9% in the third quarter from a year earlier.
Total petroleum fuel sales were 2.274 million m3 in the third quarter, up by 1.8% from the second quarter and by 7.9% from the third quarter of 2019, according to Port of Rotterdam data released this week.
Fuel oil sales advanced by 8.8% on the year to 1.841 million m3, while marine gasoil and marine diesel oil sales together climbed by 4.7% to 432,773 m3.
HSFO took up a 33.1% share of fuel oil sales in the third quarter, up from 30.6% in the second quarter.
LNG bunker fuel sales reached 48,623 mt, down by 12.6% since the second quarter but almost double the level seen in the third quarter of last year.
Marine lubricant sales rose by 2.8% on the year to 17,359 m3.