New Chamber of Shipping Board for 2017-2018 period sworn in

Juramentación de la Junta Directiva electa para el periodo 2017-2018

In the Las Perlas Room of the Union Club on June 28, the ceremony was held inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Panama Chamber of Shipping for the 2017-2018 period. The new Board is presided by Julio de La Lastra, who holds the post for the fourth time in the history of the guild.

The event was held in the company of authorities such as Álvaro Alemán, Minister of the Presidency; Dulcidio de La […]

New Panamanian registry’s technical office in Miami

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitti inaugura la oficina de Miami.

The Panama Maritime Authority officially inaugurated a Miami office to facilitate technical inquiries and respond to clients on the US East Coast, the registry’s technical office was located in New York.

Panama has the biggest merchant navy in the world and ship registration process has been digitalized to be able to attend customers’ needs all year round.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, minister of maritime affairs and administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, said the office will […]

Panama’s new Asian partner

La Canciller y Vicepresidenta de la República, Isabel de Saint Malo y el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de China, Wang Yi intercambiaron documentos estableciendo relaciones diplomática.

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Popular Republic of China is no longer sleeping and the mighty dragon has woken up and is ready to take over the world. This Asian nation has plans for Europe, Africa and Latin America, and Panama is at the top of its “to do list”.

Free commerce is in the mind of the Chinese government and the Panama Canal is an important part of its strategy.

On June 12, 2017, […]

AMP supports IMO policies

Asamblea de IMO.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, met with the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ki-tak Lim, during the 116th Session of the Council of the IMO in London, in which Panama is a member of Class A.

Minister Barakat Pitty, highlighted the efforts of the AMP, not only to support the activities of the organization, but also to maintain a comprehensive and […]

Forum to discuss youth employment


The 2nd Business Forum, COSPAE 2016, will take place on Wednesday, August 3 from 7:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel. The event is seeking solutions to the problems of informal and non sustainable jobs, as well as assessing their impact on companies’ competitiveness.

The Forum will have four panels to discuss the following topics: barriers for a company’s productivity; investment in human capital training: an analysis of needs regarding training and relevant […]

Panama owes $3,300 million for canal expansion

El canal ampliado.

After the opening ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) faces the challenge of increasing its income to pay the debts. The administering institution needs additional revenue to meet the multi-million-dollar debt assumed after completing the greatest engineering feat so far in this XXI Century.

Speaking to journalists covering the expansion of the Canal, Oscar Bazan, Vice President of Planning and Business Development of the ACP, explained that the mega-structure had […]

ACP hold reforestation day Cámara Marítima y la ACP

Cámara Marítima y la ACP realizan jornada de reforestación

On Sunday, July 17, a group of volunteers from the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) conducted a reforestation day in the Canal watershed area near the newly established Scale Ship Training Center.

The welcoming remarks were given by Rommel Troetsch, president of the CMP and by engineer Manuel Benitez, Deputy Administrator of the ACP. They stressed the importance of this type of activity that raises awareness of environmental care […]