International Maritime Organization

Panama chairs technical committee of the OMI

De izquierda a derecha Jorge Barakat Pitty, Paul F. Zunkunft y Arsenio Domínguez

The twenty-ninth ordinary session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) unanimously elected engineer Arsenio Dominguez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO and Chairman of Marine Environmental Protection agency (MEPC) as President of the Technical Committee of that body.

Panama’s nomination was supported by a diverse number of heads of delegations of the member States to the IMO Assembly, which included the Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Paul […]

AMP minister at the IMO

Ministro de Asuntos Marítimos habla en asamblea de la OMI

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, addressed participants at the opening plenary session of the Twenty-Ninth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) being held in London, UK, from November 23 to December 2.

Among the important responsibilities of Barakat Pitty are his duties as Vice President of the Assembly and welcoming the newly elected officers for the biennium 2016-2017.

In […]

ISO meeting discusses making Panama a full committee member

Representatives from more than 14 member countries of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), met in Panama to finalize the future inclusion of Panama as a full member of the Technical Committee on Ships and organization (ISO / TC 8 Ships and marine technology), among other topics.

The Technical Committee is led by Roland James Robertson Garcia, special assistant to the president of the Committee, Charles H. Piersall and Engineer Aníbal José Ortega O’Neill, manager […]

Panama could present candidate for Secretary General of the IMO

Cap. Orlando Allard

Panama could present a candidate to be secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in a process that has just been opened, following the announcement last week by Koji Sekimizu, the current secretary general that he will not stand for re-election after his term ends in December 2015.

The possibility of Panama presenting a candidate was revealed to The Bulletin by absolutely reliable sources.

According to a report by the magazine Seatrade Global in […]

Panama presents plans to the IMO

Panama made a payment of 2.7 million GBP ($4,553,386), corresponding to its annual financial contribution to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the current year, reaffirming the Panamanian administration’s commitment and its support to all the activities developed by this lead agency regarding maritime policies worldwide.

This event took place during the visit to London by the AMP’s Deputy Administrator, Alejandro Agustín Moreno and the Merchant Marine’s Director General, Fernando Solórzano.

As part of its […]

Arsenio Dominguez appointed Panama’s permanent representative before IMO

Ing. Arsenio A. Domínguez

Engineer Arsenio Dominguez has been appointed as Panama’s new permanent representative before the International Maritime Organization (IMO) by President Juan Carlos Varela.

Dominguez’s designation is part of the government’s strategy, which seeks to maintain Panama as the leader country in ship registration. Panama is a registry with an efficient and transparent service, meeting the demands and needs of the international maritime market, and is always in compliance with the international conventions governing maritime activities.

In 1995, Mr. Domínguez earned a […]

Panama relected to category “A” in IMO

Momento que la Embajadora de Panamá en Londres, Ana Irene Delgado, brindaba las palabras de aceptación al cargo como Vicepresidenta del Consejo Directivo de la OMI

During the 28th session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), held in London, England, Panama was reelected in Category “A” in the Council vote, said the Ambassador of Panama in London, Ana Irene Delgado.

Every two years, IMO takes a vote among 170 countries to choose the 40 countries to be members of the Council, which are broken down into the 10 that are in the select group of category A, the […]