International Maritime Organization

Panama and Vietnam sign agreement on seafarers

For the benefit of seafarers of the maritime administrations of Panama and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, as well as to reinforce cooperation ties between both nations, an agreement was signed within the framework of the 30 Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly.

The cooperation agreement for the recognition of the training and certification of seafarers, based on Rule I /10 of the International STCW’78 Amendment, as amended, was achieved after one year […]

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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IMO Secretary to participate in maritime event in Panama

The Parallel World Maritime Day Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be held from October 1 to 3 with participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas

The Secretary General of the IMO, Korea’s Kitack Lim, will visit Panama in October to participate in a maritime activity in the framework of World Maritime Day, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced.

Lim will attend the so-called “Parallel Event of the IMO World Maritime Day”, which […]

UMIP gives IMO courses in El Salvador

Una de las clases del curso.

The Maritime Technical Institute (ITEMAR) of the International Maritime University of Panama sent two of its professors to Central America to give International Maritime Organization (IMO) training courses to instructors of the Republic of Salvador Education and Naval Instruction Center(CEIN).

Five instructors benefited from the training. All of them are part of the CEIN Merchant Marine Training Program. The course took place at La Union naval base from January 30 to February 6 in two […]

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 […]

IMO confirms deposit by Panama on ship recycling

As part of the commitment to improve measures for the protection of the marine environment, Panama deposited the instrument of accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, 2009, of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, England.

By letter dated September 19, the Secretary General of the IMO, confirmed receipt of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Panama, which seeks to prevent, reduce and […]

Panama adopts ballast water agreement

Regulaciones para disponer del agua de lastre.

The full National Assembly of Panama approved, in third debate, the draft law by which the International Agreement for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments from Ships, 2004 (BWM) seeks to prevent the uncontrolled discharge of ballast water and sediments from ships.

To avoid contamination and effects on marine ecosystems, on February 13, 2004, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Agreement for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast […]