Worldwide wholesalers & suppliers
of marine fuels & lubricants
Clipper Oil

Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler and supplier of marine fuels and lubricant oils, specializing in supplying ocean going vessels worldwide. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the petroleum market. Our client base includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels and power plants. Read more >>

Marine Fuels

Boat with Marine Fuels
Clipper Oil supplies only the finest gas oils, fuel oils, diesel fuels, aviation fuels and marine fuels.

Marine Lubricants

Marine Lubrincants in a Drum
Clipper Oil stocks an extensive product line of major branded and independent lube oils.

Bunkering at Sea

Bunkering at a Sea
Clipper Oil offers bunkering at sea via high-seas fuel tankers worldwide.

Warehouse Locations

Clipper Oil Warehouse Locations
Clipper Oil offers physical supply of product at various locations throughout the Pacific.
  • USA Office
    2040 Harbor Island Drive
    Suite 203
    San Diego, CA 92101 USA

  • +1-619-692-9701


  • Singapore Office
    3 Coleman Street
    #03-24 Box #8
    Singapore, 179804
  • +65-9640-7998


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Drought in the Panama Canal has triggered a seismic shift in supply chain dynamics, compelling businesses to reassess their strategies due to shallower waters that have curtailed vessel capacity and restricted cargo weight. This predicament has led to an inevitable consequence: heightened costs and delays as companies are compelled to unload cargo, particularly containers, onto trucks and trains. This intricate process, involving unloading, terrestrial transportation, and reloading, has escalated both temporal and financial investments.

In response, the Panama Canal Authority has taken measures to alleviate the ramifications. The reduction of daily vessel passages from 36 to 32 has given rise to waiting times of up to three weeks and a backlog of 200 ships, prompting corporations to confront the dilemma of enduring congestion or selecting longer alternate routes.

The Panama Canal's significance as a global trade lifeline is undeniable, with a staggering 14,000 ships traversing it in 2022 alone. These ships are responsible for ferrying over 40% of goods between Northeast Asia and the U.S. East Coast, cementing the canal's pivotal role in international commerce.

What distinguishes the Panama Canal is its unique reliance on freshwater sourced from rainfall for operations. Following its expansion in 2006, it now caters to large container ships and serves as a conduit for liquefied natural gas carriers, impacting energy trade for importing nations.

The immediate repercussions are being acutely felt in industries dependent on container shipping and consumer goods, underscoring the canal's indispensability. Amid these concerns, recent rainfall provides a glimmer of hope in temporarily mitigating water scarcity concerns.

However, the predicament transcends the immediate challenge, delving into a broader water management issue that has far-reaching consequences for Panama. With implications spanning agriculture, technology, and hydropower, addressing this challenge necessitates complex cultural and political shifts towards sustainable water conservation practices. While the canal grapples with current turbulence, the prospect of its enduring resilience and continued importance remains optimistic, contingent on the interplay of market dynamics and proactive sustainability measures. [post_title] => How Will the Supply Chain Suffer from the Panama Canal Jam? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => how-will-the-supply-chain-suffer-from-the-panama-canal-jam [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-08-28 23:01:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-08-28 23:01:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )