Panama Maritime Authority

AMP to build docks for auxiliary maritime sector

El muelle de Balboa Yacht Club en Amador, que es utilizado por las empresas auxiliares del sector marítimo debido a la actual falta de instalaciones de un muelle adecuado

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) is planning to build two docks for the auxiliary maritime services industry, one in the province of Colón and the other in the province of Panama.

This answers an old aspiration of the auxiliary maritime services sector. This project was already being discussed, but the areas selected for the constructions were not available at that time.

The companies require access to the sea from docks to facilitate the handling of [...]

AMP-CAF cooperate to revive Puerto Armuelles

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A technical cooperation agreement for the revival of Puerto Armuelles and the creation of an intermodal dry canal was signed between the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and CAF Development Bank of Latin America.

With the signing of this agreement, the financial institution provides support to the AMP through the contribution of $100,000, which will go towards the creation of a business model for the Puerto Armuelles project in the province of Chiriqui.

According to the [...]

AMP tax for social projects punishes concession holders

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The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) has expressed its discontent with the measure approved by the Board of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) establishing a tax on maritime services concession holders to fund social projects in the areas of their influence, noting that these resources must come from the substantial income that the maritime sector provides to the national treasury.

“The Chamber considers that the sector generates sufficient contributions to the central government to support [...]

AMP to audit certification organizations of flag vessels

From January 2015 companies that inspect and certify foreign ships under the Panamanian flag will be audited by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) to assess the quality of services provided.

The Resolution of the Board of the AMP states:

“Article 1: Execution of the AUDIT PLAN will be carried out on all auxiliary entities, Recognized Organizations, Classification Societies and Recognized Security Organizations approved by the Republic of Panama, for the purpose of determining management, competition, [...]

Megaport in Capira

Herman Gnaegui

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The dream of building a port capable of handling post-panamax ships together with a logistic park has been a project of Herman Gnaegui since 2003. He presented a proposal to the press in 2006 and again in 2014. However, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has to date not received any requests to construct a megaport in Capira, located in the newly created province of West Panama.

Gnaegui, a former legislator who [...]

Ports of Panama move five million containers

Panama Ports en Cristóbal que ha movido 553.593 contenedores en los primeros nueve meses de 2014

In the first nine months of the year Panamanian ports have moved 5,046,758 containers, according to statistics from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The figure shows an increase of 95,164 containers, when compared with the amount moved through ports in the same period of 2013 when container movement reached 4,951,594.

Container movement is led by Panama Ports Company Balboa that had moved to September 2,299,283, followed by Manzanillo International Terminal with 1,550,464.

Third is Panama [...]

Panama’s Maritime Authority staff rescue Swiss national

Personal de la AMP, que participó del rescate en compañía de Vicente Gamio (tercero de izquierda a derecha) ciudadano de nacionalidad suiza cuyo kayak había sufrido el percance

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced that its staff at the Port of Pedregal in the province of Chiriqui came to the rescue of a kayak that had suffered a mishap in the area of Boca Chica.

AMP technicians were at Boca Chica performing routine inspections when they observed three foreign citizens in the sector of the lighthouse signalling for assistance in locating a companion.

The Supervisor of the Health and Safety Office of the [...]