Security

APL extends risk insurance against cargo in transit

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American President Line (APL) has extended its cargo insurance to shippers who require protection against the risk of loss or damage to their cargo in transit.

This comes from APL’s partnership with one of the largest marine insurance companies in the world, which will allow it to offer options of guarantees such as “Total Cover” for maximum protection; “Main Cover” that protects against important events and “Customized Cover” with “tailor-made” solutions for cargo securing.

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Panama asks EU to simplify maritime procedures

La seguridad de los barcos de pasajeros es sumamente importante.

In order to exchange views about the safety of passenger vessels, norms to protect the marine environment and ways to simplify procedures related to Panamanian vessels in the ports of European Union (EU) countries, Jorge Barakat Pitty, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), met in Brussels with European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc.

“Panama appreciates the continued support from the European Commission, which has made possible the successful implementation of […]

AMP will implement international IGS security code

El código busca proteger el ecosistema marino.

The implementation of the International Safety Management Code (ISMC) in Panama created the need for a Regional Course on the subject of legislation in which the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Central American Shipping Commission (COCATRAM) participated.

AMP administrator, Jorge Barakat Pitty, opened the event and highlighted the need for the right implementation of the ISMC Code, not only to guarantee safety and reduce environmental damage to marine ecosystems […]

SEMINSA offers fire equipment services

SEMINSA, ofrece servicios contra incendios

“SEMINSA” (Servicios Maritimos e Inspecciones, S.A.) is a company that provides fire safety services to the maritime industry. Its mission is to provide best services and encourage the maintenance and safety of all fire-fighting equipment on board ships, ensuring optimum performance in order to safeguard human life and meet established standards.

SEMINSA offers industry inspections, maintenance, repairs and fire equipment supplies, breathing, rescue and security equipment. The company makes visual inspections if cylinders, fire extinguishers, […]

Insuring commercial spaces

Una póliza puede cubrir los gastos causados por un fuego.

By Kevin Bradley Insurer Broker E-mail: kevin.bradley@unityducruet.com

Panama commercial offices include a wide range of businesses, from financial consulting, legal, real estate and accounting firms to personal private offices. Whatever the industry, they all have one thing in common—the need for commercial office space insurance. Here in Panama, comprehensive office insurance can protect you from the unexpected events that happen every day in and around your office.

Property coverage protects your business and office equipment […]

Seminsa offers full fire safety services

Inspección de equipo de incendio.

We are pleased to introduce “SEMINSA” (Servicios Maritimos e inspecciones S.A.) as a company that is focused on serving the industry for the inspection, maintenance, repair and supply of Fire Protection Systems, Appliances, Rescue & Safety.

We specialize in attending Cylinders with visual inspection, troubleshooting of fire extinguishers, recharging high pressure cylinders, surveys and maintenance of SCBA Commissioning, SCUBA, breathing equipment, air compressors, emergency escape sets (EEBD), air quality tests, air cylinder recharging, FOAM systems, […]

PSA Panama promotes safety culture

Empleados de PSA.

About 150 people including workers, contractors and authorities of the Panamanian maritime sector came together to celebrate Safety Week, an activity of PSA International, to raise awareness of the risks within the port industry and to build an injury free workplace.

This year’s celebration included the launch of the PSA Panama Safety Commitment Award, with which workers, operations and engineering staff recognized four colleagues through a vote based on attitudes and willingness to work towards […]