Panama Maritime Authority

New lighthouses for Manzanillo and Las Minas

Las torres protegerán a los barcos.

The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat Pitty, approved the order to proceed to the company Delta Técnicas Auxiliares de la Construcción, S. A., whose objective is the supply and installation of one lighthouse tower on land for the access channel to Manzanillo Bay and two lighthouse towers: (1) marine and (1) on land for the access channel to Bahia Las Minas in the province of Colon, including lighting, according to technical specifications […]

Panama participated in Executive Committee of Mesoamerica Project

Reunión del Proyecto Mesoamericano.

The Republic of Panama, as a member country of the Integration Project and Development of Mesoamerica (PM) participated in the Third Meeting of the Executive Committee of that integration mechanism in El Salvador.

In this mechanism, Panama led the Maritime Short Sea Transport Project (SSS) which is part of the economic axis. With the support of the Panama Maritime Authority, the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (COCATRAM) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) workshops […]

Super yacht “Legend” joins the Panama Register

The Legend.

The super yacht “Legend” has just joined the fleet under Panamanian flag. This is the result of new business strategies for expansion of the Ship Register to enter non-traditional markets, implemented by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) that has received a very positive response.

The magnificent “Legend” with IMO number 7367835, has the following dimensions: 77.40 meters long and 13.64 meters wide, of 2,290 gross registered tons (GRT). She was originally built in 1973, but […]

Bill will permit foreign ships in property registry

Cambios en el registro atraerán a más barcos de bandera extranjera.

An initiative was presented to the National Assembly by the Minister of the Presidency, Alvaro Aleman, that seeks to create legal security of property rights and the rights of creditors, by allowing foreign-flagged ships to enter the Panamanian Property Registry.

For the Director of the Public Registry of Property, Mortgages and Liens of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jose Isabel Quintero, the proposal makes possible the “special registration of land titles and liens “in cases […]

AMP wants to attract new ships

El Administrator de la AMP Barakat Pitty en APADEMAR.

“The Panamanian Maritime Administration, is running important market strategies to expand our fleet, and thanks to these efforts for the period 2016-2020, we expect about 665 new-buildings to join the Panamanian registry, which will generate valuable income for the State,” said the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Jorge Barakat Pitty.

His statements were made during the discussion group called “The present state and future prospects for the registration of ships”, which he attended […]

AMP supports IMO policies

Asamblea de IMO.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, met with the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ki-tak Lim, during the 116th Session of the Council of the IMO in London, in which Panama is a member of Class A.

Minister Barakat Pitty, highlighted the efforts of the AMP, not only to support the activities of the organization, but also to maintain a comprehensive and […]

AMP implements rules on weighing loaded containers

Barcos con exceso de peso han naufragado.

An amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) relating to weighing export and re-export containers has caused much anxiety to those dedicated to that activity. The industrialized countries seem to be prepared, but the third world nations still do not know where to start, even though shipping lines warned their clients in advance.

However, there are many questions still to be answered, for example: who is going to pay for the weighing? […]