April

AMP receives visit of US Coast Guard delegates

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) received a visit of a delegation from the US Coast Guard Service (USCG) with the purpose of exchanging experiences and strengthening existing collaboration ties, to the benefit of maritime security in territorial waters.

The Director of Ports and Auxiliary Maritime Industries of the AMP, Guimara Tuñón, with her work team, were in charge of hosting the delegation of the USCG, among including the Director of Inspection and Compliance, Captain Jennifer […]

First bridge over the Chucunaque River in Darién to be built

Se construirá el primer puente sobre el río Chucunaque en Darién

A public consultation was held by the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) in the community of Lajas Blancas, district of Cémaco, in the Emberá Wounaan Comarca, province of Darién, with the purpose of hearing the needs and positions of the community regarding the construction of a bridge on the Chucunaque river.

During this meeting with community leaders, indigenous leaders and local people, the MOP delegation explained that this project […]

MIT: 23 years serving Panama and the world

MIT: 23 years serving Panama and the world Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT)

Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) began operations on April 16, 1995, in the Atlantic coast of Panama, since then it has offered efficient port services to shipping lines operating in the Caribbean and Latin America.

In 23 years of operation MIT has been pioneer in innovation and technology. The terminal developed added value areas for containers and rolling equipment to promote the flow of cargo through Panama. MIT was the […]

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 […]

UMIP forming future seamen

UMIP formando a los marinos del futuro

The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) emerges because of the need of the country to have a catalyst that, in addition to providing training and development of skills, enhances the human element, promote research and the presentation of initiatives to strengthen Panama’s pre-eminence in all segments of the maritime industry.

It is a specialized university, created on December 1, 2005 under Law No 40, which was amended in 2012, by Law 81, which governs its […]

FCC wins contract to build storage terminal

FCC gana el contrato para construir la terminal

The consortium FCC and Felguera IHI have won the contract to construct the Vopak oil storage terminal in Bahía las Minas (province of Colón), on the Panamanian Atlantic coast.

The contract was awarded by Royal Vopak, one of the world’s leading providers of independent tank storage for the oil and chemical industry.

The new terminal will be located next to the Chevron terminal of 509,000 mbc (thousands of barrels of oil) in Panama. It will […]

Mercansa for all maritime needs

Founded in 1988, Mercantile Shipstores S.A. (Mercansa) has established itself as one of the leading companies for supplies, technical materials, marine hardware, safety articles, cables and mooring ropes, among other maritime needs for ships that transit the Panama Canal and call at Panamanian ports.

Mercansa is strategically located in the Colon Free Zone and in Panama City, for the rapid attention to ships in both oceans.

Focused on offering the best service to customers, Mercansa […]