Events

IMO secretary general congratulates Panama in centenary of ship registry

El Ministro para Asuntos Marítimos, Jorge Barakat Pitty entrega la bandera al Ministro de Economía Marítima y Navegación Interior de Polonia, Marek Gróbarczyk.

With the transfer of the flag by Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk, this country was officialized as the next venue for the Parallel Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluding this great event in Panama City.

“I thank this great country, Panama, for having hosted such an important event for the maritime world. I take this opportunity to […]

AAPA’s Latin American Ports Congress will analyze world transport and commerce

Oscar Bazán de la ACP.

With the opening of the Uruguayan Minister of Transport, Victor Rossi, who will detail his vision of the country’s logistics projection, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will hold its 16th Latin American Ports Congress from November 6 to 9 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, hosted by the National Ports Administration of that country.

The themes of the Congress are framed in how trade and transport advances in the dilemma of a new world […]

Panama Canal reaches 103 years since its opening

Construcción del Canal de Panamá a principios del siglo XX.

The Panama Canal has contributed to the National Treasury more than $11.6 billion since it was returned to Panama in 1999.

The Canal celebrated its 103 years on August 15, with a variety of events. After its inauguration in 1914, the route has been a key element in international maritime trade by shortening the connection of several sea routes between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, which before its inauguration, forced ships to use the […]

Forum about the expanded Canal and Chile

Líderes panameños y chilenos de la industria marítima asistieron al foro.

The Chilean Embassy in Panama and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) developed the Chile-Panama Global Opportunities Forum where the potential of the expansion of the inter-oceanic route for Chilean maritime trade was discussed.

The event was attended by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, the Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, and the Chilean Ambassador to Panama, Francisco Cruz.

It should be noted that Chile is the fourth major user of the Panama Canal – […]

Panama holds seminar in the port of Kobe

Puerto Kobe.

Panama’s ambassador to Kobe, Japan, Ritter N. Díaz, began a celebration in Kobe with a presentation on historical, economic and cultural aspects of Panama and then introduced the Consul, Rafael Aparicio, who highlighted the most important aspects of the 100 years of the Panama Ship Registry and the history of the consulate In Kobe, that had its first Panamanian consul in 1936.

Kobe is one of the most important ports of Japan and is the […]

AMP participates in SAPU Roadshow 2017

El Ing. Leonel Medina representó a la AMP.

The Panama Maritime Administration, with a view to reaffirming its commitment to good maritime security practices on board vessels flying its national flag, while ensuring the safeguarding of crew, ship, goods transported and the marine environment, participated in the SAPU Roadshow 2017 International Conference, held in Athens, Greece.

The main theme of the conference was “Accreditation of Private Maritime Security Companies – Control and Standards of Weapons” that was analyzed by a panel of experts […]

Panama Canal Board of Directors Meets Advisory Board

La Junta Directiva del Canal se reunió con la Junta Asesora.

A delegation of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), including members of its Board of Directors and administration, met in Shanghai, China, on March 28 and 29 for its annual joint meeting with the ACP Advisory Board.

Since 2000, the Advisory Board meets once or twice a year, alternately in Panama or in a city linked to the maritime industry. This occasionally coincides with the place of residence of Advisory Board members, who offer their insights […]