UMECIT receives ship simulator

With the latest in educational technology, the Universidad Metropolitana de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnología (UMECIT) recently acquired a ship simulator that recreates the actual conditions in industry and commerce.

“Before leaving college or even exercising the pre-internship, the student must experience situations that happen in reality. “The acquisition of this simulator will be a valuable training experience,” says Sindo Vazquez, coordinator of the Faculty.

Training with the new equipment is underway and several teachers have [...]

Consuls can no longer keep ship registration money

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-president of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado, is promoting a bill to reform the way Panamanian consulates work, so that the money they receive for registering ships will be passed directly to the national treasury.

Saint Malo said during the installation of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the National Assembly, that the Panamanian merchant navy finally belongs to the Panamanian State and that the resources it generates [...]

Panama should emulate Singapore model: Sabonge

Panamá necesita nuevas estrategias para desarrollar el sector marítimo, según Sabonge

By Franklin Castrellón

“The Panamanian government, as did Singapore at the time, should exercise the inalienable right to exploit the Panamanian primary resource: its geographical position.”

This statement was made to The Bulletin by Rodolfo Sabonge, an independent consultant, who until November 2013 served as executive Vice President of Planning and Business Development of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

Sabonge said: “The main asset of Panama is its geographical position and therefore. it should be [...]

Seminar about Supply Chain

Building the Lean Supply Chain Professional

July 29-31, 2014

City of Knowledge, Clayton, Panama

Apply lean principles to reduce the total cost of your supply chain

Connecting lean and waste reduction to supply chain management functions achieves improved inventory visibility, logistics control, and optimal supply chain performance. In this course, you will understand how to apply pull systems, leveled flow, and waste reduction strategies to your supply chain. Simulations [...]

Seafarers’ license monopoly eliminated

Otras organizaciones ahora podrán certificar a los marinos

As part of the changes taking place in the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) it has been proposed that the Panama International Maritime University present a plan for it to complete the certification process or “assesment” that regulates the Code of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.

“The state could also invite other companies to participate in the program that the administration of former President Ricardo Martinelli decided to give exclusively to Orion Maritime”, says [...]

After P-3 failure Maersk seeks an alternative plan

reguladores chinos bloquearan de forma inesperada la Alianza P3

Maersk Line announced it is working on alternative plans to reduce costs and address overcapacity in the market for maritime freight.

This comes after Chinese regulators unexpectedly blocked the alliance of the world’s three largest container shipping companies, known as the P3 alliance.

The decision of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce was a surprise to Maersk and other participants in the P3 alliance – the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM of France, [...]

BMI verifies the UMIP training standards

BMI verifica estándares de formación de la UMIP

The Specialist Maritime Inspectorate of Belgium (BMI), completed an audit monitoring at the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on content, curriculum, infrastructure and technology applied (simulators) and system quality of the university.

The objective of the audit was to verify compliance with the standards and regulations that qualifies the UMIP as a certified training center for BMI.

To carry out the audit process efficiently and smoothly, all university bodies participated.

BMI recognized the UMIP as [...]