International Maritime Organization

Maritime cargo regulations start in July 2016

Weighing legislation on maritime container cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enter into force on July 1 and most countries are already working to adapt to the new rules.

Recent studies conducted in the field on cargo shipping have shown that most accidents involving container ships are related to excess weight, so the IMO has decided to curb the problem by establishing tighter controls.

The cargo shippers will be responsible for verifying […]

World Maritime Day 2016 “Shipping: essential”

Día Marítimo Mundial 2016 “Shipping: essential”

The theme for World Maritime Day 2016 is “Shipping: essential for the world”

The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the key link between maritime transport and the global society as well as to increase awareness of the importance of the role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the global standard-setting body for international shipping. Each year World Maritime Day is celebrated. The exact date is left to each country, but usually it […]

Panama and Suez canals show their advantages

Canal de Panamá.

By Franklin Castrellón

Sabonge in Suez Global Conference 2016

“Sources of supply are diverse and markets are all over the world, so logistics centers such as Panama and Egypt are at an ideal time to take advantage of their competitive advantages,” This was stated by Panamanian consultant Rodolfo Sabonge, as a guest speaker at the first Suez Canal Global Conference, sponsored by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). “Logistics is the main tool that allows global […]

Panama chairs technical committee of the OMI

De izquierda a derecha Jorge Barakat Pitty, Paul F. Zunkunft y Arsenio Domínguez

The twenty-ninth ordinary session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) unanimously elected engineer Arsenio Dominguez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO and Chairman of Marine Environmental Protection agency (MEPC) as President of the Technical Committee of that body.

Panama’s nomination was supported by a diverse number of heads of delegations of the member States to the IMO Assembly, which included the Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Paul […]

UMIP fails training agreement

UMIP incumple acuerdo de certificación con Euronav

A mutual cooperation agreement signed in 2011 between the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and European shipping company, Euronav, one of the major operators of tankers in the world, was about to sink because of problems in the implementation of the program for certification of some of the courses within the parameters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Euronav, operating with nearly a hundred tankers and owning most of its fleet, also charters ships […]

Panama could present candidate for Secretary General of the IMO

Cap. Orlando Allard

Panama could present a candidate to be secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in a process that has just been opened, following the announcement last week by Koji Sekimizu, the current secretary general that he will not stand for re-election after his term ends in December 2015.

The possibility of Panama presenting a candidate was revealed to The Bulletin by absolutely reliable sources.

According to a report by the magazine Seatrade Global in […]

Panama presents plans to the IMO

Panama made a payment of 2.7 million GBP ($4,553,386), corresponding to its annual financial contribution to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the current year, reaffirming the Panamanian administration’s commitment and its support to all the activities developed by this lead agency regarding maritime policies worldwide.

This event took place during the visit to London by the AMP’s Deputy Administrator, Alejandro Agustín Moreno and the Merchant Marine’s Director General, Fernando Solórzano.

As part of its […]