Since the expanded Panama Canal came into service in June, 350 vessels have made their passage, transiting from one side to the other.
Liquefied natural gas carriers have also been allowed to transit the newly expanded canal, one of which was GasLog’s 2015-built GasLog Salem.
Earlier in September the 155,000-cbm LNG carrier loaded a cargo at the Peruvian natural gas liquefaction and export facility and transported it to Spain, which is becoming the preferred destination of more and more cargoes from the South American exporter since the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
According to the data provided from the state-owned Perupetro, shipments to Spain have been displacing the traditional deliveries to Mexico.
Since the start of September, the Peruvian facility dispatched 13 cargoes of LNG, nine of which ended up in Spain and only four heading to Mexico.
LNG World News Staff