Panama Maritime Authority

ITF attacks open ship registries

ITF ataca registros abiertos de barcos

By Franklin Castrellón

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has taken the opportunity of using the “Panama Papers” to resume its attacks on open ship registries, noting that the only thing they can do to achieve some balance with the scheme of “tax evasion” is to sign agreements that guarantee certain terms and conditions of employment for ship crews.

In a statement issued on April 7 regarding disclosure of the so-called “Panama Papers,” the Secretary […]

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) fulfilling its role of promoting development of Auxiliary Maritime Industries, has announced on the web page www.panamacompras.gob.pa – the electronic system of public procurement – the tender for design and construction of a pier for Auxiliary Maritime Industries, which will be located in the area of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal in La Boca.

This publication provides the opportunity for all interested parties, local and foreign, to participate, […]

AMP gives order to proceed on Isla Colon

Isla Colón.

“We are delivering the order to proceed on the construction and design of new offices of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and a new berth for the amount of $559,900 for the use of ferries, fishermen, residents and all users to have decent and secure infrastructure,” said the Administrator of the AMP,” Jorge Barakat Pitty.

“What we know is that it positively contributes to tourism in this beautiful place, Isla Colon of Bocas del Toro […]

AMP receives Polish delegation

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty con la delegación polaca.

A delegation from the Republic of Poland, led by the Deputy Chief of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Krzsystof Hinz, visited the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The meeting was held with the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty, the secretary general, Tomas Avila, and the director and deputy director of the Merchant Marine Department, Fernando Solórzano and Margareth Mosquera, respectively.

This approach by the Polish authorities, is […]

The US Maritime Administration visits its Panamanian counterpart

Jorge Barakat recibe a miembros de la delegación de Estados Unidos.

The Executive Director of the US Maritime Administration, Joel Szabat, accompanied by a delegation, visited the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

He held a meeting with the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty, and part of his management team.

Barakat Pitty and the US officials discussed some of the changes that are taking place to increase security in maritime matters, such as the process of implementing new systems to increase security; in the issuing of […]

CMP and AMP foster growth of auxiliary maritime industry

In order to further strengthen the logistics and maritime potential of the country, the Board of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) met with Jorge Barakat, director of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and the Director of Ports, Gerardo Varela, to receive updates on the current management of the AMP.

Highlighted was the progress of building a dock for the auxiliary maritime industry, which is expected to be tendered in January 2016.

“We’ve received a […]

Panama re-elected among the 10 most important

Jorge Barakat.

Jorge Barakat, administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced that Panama was re-elected among the 10 most important maritime countries in the world.

According to the official, this achievement was possible thanks to the capacity and technical quality of the AMP staff.

“Panama is the number one ship registry in the world, but it is also a leader in Latin America and the Caribbean in port matters,” he reiterated.

He added that the entity […]