Panama Maritime Authority

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 […]

AMP has a meeting with recognized national organizations

Representantes de ORs.

“The Second Meeting with the Recognized Organizations (OR) for Panama, responds to the interest of the Panama Maritime Authority to maintain the direct channels of communication open, not only to tell them about the decisions we have made, but also feedback about their impressions, concerns and event proposals, all in a transparent manner to strengthen us, because after all we are a team,” said the Minister for Maritime Affair and Panama Maritime Authority Administrator (AMP), […]

A productive trip to Europe for the AMP

Calzada Amador.

The Government of Panama is expecting that 665 new vessels, currently in construction, will register in the national shipping registry, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) administrator, Jorge Barakat, after making an assessment of his October tour through Europe.

The administrator explained that in addition to that figure, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels should be added, after an agreement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, with MSC president, Gianluigi Aponte, its CEO, Diego Aponte and […]

IMO confirms deposit by Panama on ship recycling

As part of the commitment to improve measures for the protection of the marine environment, Panama deposited the instrument of accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, 2009, of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, England.

By letter dated September 19, the Secretary General of the IMO, confirmed receipt of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Panama, which seeks to prevent, reduce and […]

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 […]