CAM Panama 2017 will take place in September

Under the title “The Next 100 Years,” the Panama Chamber of Shipping has announced its event for education and the updating of the maritime, port and logistics sector that will be held from September 27 to 29.

The title “The Next 100 Years” is in the framework of the 100 years of the Panama Ship Registry. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City.

Issues related to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be handled by AES Panama and Lloyds Register.

Issues related to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be handled by AES Panama and Lloyds Register.

The conference will integrate, for the first time, the business hubs that have the greatest impact on the maritime industry in Panama, evaluating in each one the latest technologies and regulations, security, human resources, and education, resulting in a benchmark between what currently exists in this important sector of the national economy and where it is headed.

The conference will start with the public sector giving the presentation of Isabel Saint Malo, Vice President and Chancellor of the Republic, on the benefits for the maritime and logistic sector from the new relations with China, followed by the presentation of the National Logistics Strategy 2030 by the Coordinator of the Logistic Cabinet, Ana Margarita Reyes.

As a macro complement of the sector will be the presentation of the study “Main Maritime Cities of the World” by the Norwegian company Menon Economics, which will thoroughly explain this comparative study between cities that are positioned as leaders of the maritime sector and that show indicators that allow an easy identification of the way forward for Panama.

There will also be port issues by Tim Power, representative of the English company Drewry, who will show the trends of the containerized industry and Tiedo Villinga, from the Port of Rotterdam who will explain the successful maritime development of this city.

The study “Main Maritime Cities of the World” will be presented by the Norwegian company Menon Economics.

The study “Main Maritime Cities of the World” will be presented by the Norwegian company Menon Economics.

In the bunker and environmental impact sector, a group of local experts will explain the changes and investments they have to face in view of what they are told by international experts such as Adrian Tolson of 2020 Marine Energy. Other issues related to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be handled by AES Panama and Lloyds Register.

In terms of environmental impact there will be the conservation measures that the industry is taking, such as ballast water discharge, in addition to the issue of fuel and the impact on the carbon footprint.

These and many other issues will complement the professional updating of the sector that unites private companies, government entities and the specialized education sector in this economic sector that contributes 33.5% to Panama’s GDP.

The event is organized by Luciano Fernandes, Executive Director of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Julio De La Lastra, President of the Panama Chamber of Shipping and Orlando Allard, President of the Annual Maritime Conference of Panama.

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