Panama Maritime Authority

IMO Secretary to participate in maritime event in Panama

The Parallel World Maritime Day Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be held from October 1 to 3 with participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas

The Secretary General of the IMO, Korea’s Kitack Lim, will visit Panama in October to participate in a maritime activity in the framework of World Maritime Day, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced.

Lim will attend the so-called “Parallel Event of the IMO World Maritime Day”, which […]

AMP marks a century flagging ships

El Registro Panameño de Naves, desde 1993, ocupa el primer lugar en abanderamiento de buques a nivel mundial.

December 15, 2017 marks 100 years since the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) began its Ship Registry, so the year will have a series of commemorative events in which the Panamanian people will participate.

The activities will seek to show the scope of the institution around the world and the respect it has gained from the international maritime community.

One hundred years ago, Law 63 of December 15, 1917 created the International Ship Registry of Panama […]

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 to have a one-stop shop maritime system

The Panama Maritime Authority and the Panama Canal Authority have reached an agreement for the creation of a one-stop shop that aims to streamline the procedures related to maritime trade in the country.

The two entities have signed an institutional cooperation agreement and will begin the procedures to create the Panama One Stop Window (VUMPA for its initials in English).

The aim of the VUMPA will be to streamline maritime transport through the simplification of […]

New Panamanian registry’s technical office in Miami

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitti inaugura la oficina de Miami.

The Panama Maritime Authority officially inaugurated a Miami office to facilitate technical inquiries and respond to clients on the US East Coast, the registry’s technical office was located in New York.

Panama has the biggest merchant navy in the world and ship registration process has been digitalized to be able to attend customers’ needs all year round.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, minister of maritime affairs and administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, said the office will […]

Minister of Maritime Affairs visits Japan

El Administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat con representantes de los sectores portuarios y marítimos de Japón.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, made an official tour to Tokyo, Japan, where he met with representatives of the maritime-port sector.

The authority communicated with representatives of major Japanese shipping companies such as: MOL, NYK Line and “K” Line, as well as with members of the Japan Ship Owners Association.

Minister Barakat Pitty presented to the representatives the new platforms and technological systems that […]

AMP repatriates seamen abandoned in Venezuela

El barco fue abandonado cerca del Puerto de Guanta, Venezuela.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) repatriated the crew of the Panamanian flagged vessel “Pan Prosperity” with IMO No. 9125152, which was abandoned near the Port of Guanta, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The labor complaint by the crew of the “Pan Prosperity” was received by the Department of Maritime Labor Affairs of the Department of Seafarers on March 1, 2017. On initiation of the investigation, it was confirmed that on board the vessel were […]