maritime industry

Agunsa and the challenge of adapting and innovating as a ship agent

Agunsa ofrece todo tipo de servicios a la industria marítima.

Waldo Caroca, manager of the Agunsa ship agency area, stressed the importance of this activity.

In the logistics chain of the maritime industry, the work of the agency is key because it assumes the representation and coordination of a series of activities that allow the normal operation of a ship in a port.

For this, the agency is invested with the legal representation of a shipowner or a charterer before the local authorities and competent […]

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 […]

The shipping industry gets together at Panama Maritime

Más de 30 expositores tomaron parte de Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition.

Panama Maritime, the main event of the maritime industry in Latin America brought together the most important leaders of Panama’s shipping industry, as well as experts from more than 50 countries, 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) general secretary, Kitack Lim, inaugurated Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition on March 12 and he talked about the current state of the maritime industry, its challenges and the new norms that will be […]

SEMINSA offers fire equipment services

SEMINSA, ofrece servicios contra incendios

“SEMINSA” (Servicios Maritimos e Inspecciones, S.A.) is a company that provides fire safety services to the maritime industry. Its mission is to provide best services and encourage the maintenance and safety of all fire-fighting equipment on board ships, ensuring optimum performance in order to safeguard human life and meet established standards.

SEMINSA offers industry inspections, maintenance, repairs and fire equipment supplies, breathing, rescue and security equipment. The company makes visual inspections if cylinders, fire extinguishers, […]

Glance at global maritime trade: Shipping industry adapts to low cyclical growth

Shipping industry adapts to low cyclical growth

By Franklin Castrellón

The impact of slow current economic growth in world trade has led the maritime industry to make adjustments in response to economic, political, demographic and technological trends. This is revealed in a study by IHS entitled, “Trade and the Maritime Industry, Global Trends 2016”.

“Understanding these trends is key to improving the performance of capital investment and operational efficiency, and provides the foundation for successful business strategies in the long term,” says […]

UMIP celebrates 10th anniversary with tribute to its founders

De izquierda a derecha Desilia Ramos de Motta; Capitán Antonio Motta, Ingeniera Fernanda Billard, José Santos Motta y Jorge Barakat

The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) celebrated 10 years since its creation, with a Gala Dinner and the participation of the most important figures of the maritime industry, teachers, administrators and students.

The celebration was held on December 4 at the Hard Rock Panama Megapolis Convention Hall.

Captain Orlando Allard (First Rector of the UMIP), Engineer Victor Barahona Luna and Doctor Luis Ramon Fabrega were honored with recognitions as those who laid the foundation of […]

UMIP opens registration for 2016 scholastic year

The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) has formally opened the registration period for the 2016 academic year. Those interested in careers in the maritime industry and marine biology have until November 13 to register.

This university offers excellent opportunities to study Nautical Navigation Engineering; Nautical Engineering in Naval Machinery; Nautical Engineering in Electrical Engineering; Civil Engineering in Ports and Channels; Naval Engineering and Ship Repair; Marine Environmental Engineering; Engineering and Maritime Transport and Maritime and […]