AMP personnel train on piracy

Intelligence services, vessel monitoring and regulations were subjects in the training of technical personnel of the Panama Maritime Authority on piracy Issues on October 23 in order to strengthen the knowledge and to comply with international conventions on safe navigation, protection of seafarers’ lives and avoid pollution of the seas. The course was held on “The Impact of Piracy Worldwide and Mitigation Measures.”

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), is concerned about acts of piracy of […]

Construction starts on Amador Cruise Port

Una de las propuestas para el terminal de cruceros de Amador.

The movement of the first shovel of earth in the construction area, work began on the Amador Cruise Terminal.

This is an initiative promoted by the national government through the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) marking the beginning of a new phase that will impact favorably on the maritime industry and will promote the diversification of the national tourism sector with the arrival of more cruise ships to the Amador area.

The future Amador cruise terminal […]

Panama Canal sets a tonnage record

Canal de Panamá establece récord de tonelaje

Following the close of its 2017 fiscal year (FY17) the Panama Canal announced that the waterway shipped a record 403.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) of cargo in FY17, the largest amount of annual tonnage ever transited in its 103-year history.

The 22.2 percent increase from the previous year can be directly attributed to the added capacity provided by the expanded Canal.

According to figures, the Panama Canal transited a total of 13,548 vessels during […]

IMO secretary general congratulates Panama in centenary of ship registry

El Ministro para Asuntos Marítimos, Jorge Barakat Pitty entrega la bandera al Ministro de Economía Marítima y Navegación Interior de Polonia, Marek Gróbarczyk.

With the transfer of the flag by Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk, this country was officialized as the next venue for the Parallel Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluding this great event in Panama City.

“I thank this great country, Panama, for having hosted such an important event for the maritime world. I take this opportunity to […]

Positive results from creation of the Coiba National Park

In the Coiba National Park environment, marine diversity is stable, but outside the protected area there is an alarming decrease in several species. The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) through the Faculty of Marine Science has been monitoring the reef communities in Coiba National Park for three years. This project is funded by the International Conservation Organization, a corporation that is based in the United States and has offices in Panama.

Interesting facts come out […]

Week in Review October 18

FULL SPEED

The Advisory Board of the Panama Canal, which renders its services ad honorem, recommended the overnight transit of neopanamax ships to generate more income for the country. The measures that were adopted for safety before the opening of the new locks are restrictions that must be reviewed, and removed to generate more income, said the administrator, Jorge Quijano.

CARGO RULES

Panama has never had a legal framework to regulate land cargo transport in […]

Solar power and fuel oil substitutes towards 2020

Tanks to store fuel.

It was announced in 2016 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that the effective date for the reduction of marine fuel sulphur will be 2020. The reduction mandates that ships will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of not more than 0.5% Sulphur against the current limit of 3.5% Sulphur in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will remain at the 2015 standard of 0.1%S content

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