Panama Maritime Authority

New lighthouses for Manzanillo and Las Minas

Las torres protegerán a los barcos.

The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat Pitty, approved the order to proceed to the company Delta Técnicas Auxiliares de la Construcción, S. A., whose objective is the supply and installation of one lighthouse tower on land for the access channel to Manzanillo Bay and two lighthouse towers: (1) marine and (1) on land for the access channel to Bahia Las Minas in the province of Colon, including lighting, according to technical specifications […]

SICMAR 2016 reflects the vision of the UMIP

La rectora de la UMIP, Ing.Fernanda Billard y el Administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat.

With the introduction by the typical music group “Mares de mi Patria” (Seas of my Country) and a welcome cocktail, attended by key players in the maritime industry, the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) with the support and sponsorship of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) opened the second version of the Maritime Civil Engineering Week (SICMAR 2016).

The SICMAR 2016 objective was to find ways to articulate the overall vision that should be aimed for […]

Panama participated in Executive Committee of Mesoamerica Project

Reunión del Proyecto Mesoamericano.

The Republic of Panama, as a member country of the Integration Project and Development of Mesoamerica (PM) participated in the Third Meeting of the Executive Committee of that integration mechanism in El Salvador.

In this mechanism, Panama led the Maritime Short Sea Transport Project (SSS) which is part of the economic axis. With the support of the Panama Maritime Authority, the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (COCATRAM) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) workshops […]

Panama and Peru look at Pacific tourist route

During a recent visit to Peru, Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, promoted a broad portfolio of projects of interest to Peru.

He made his presentation at the “Panama Invest 2016 Peru,” highlighting the potential and advantages of Panama’s economy, maritime logistics “hub” and tourism projects.

Describing his encounter with Peru’s Minister of Trade and Tourism, Eduardo Ferryros; Minister Arosemena said: “It was a meeting in which we sought to establish a roadmap, […]

A cruise port in Amador

Propuesta del terminal de cruceros en Amador.

By year’s end the tender should be published for a $30 million cruise ship port to be built on an area of 30 hectares of Perico Island on the Amador Causeway.

In addition to the construction of the port, the bid specifications include the design and construction of commercial spaces to provide services to the operation of the terminal, in an area of 11 hectares. The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) estimates the total investment at […]

Bill will permit foreign ships in property registry

Cambios en el registro atraerán a más barcos de bandera extranjera.

An initiative was presented to the National Assembly by the Minister of the Presidency, Alvaro Aleman, that seeks to create legal security of property rights and the rights of creditors, by allowing foreign-flagged ships to enter the Panamanian Property Registry.

For the Director of the Public Registry of Property, Mortgages and Liens of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jose Isabel Quintero, the proposal makes possible the “special registration of land titles and liens “in cases […]

AMP wants to attract new ships

El Administrator de la AMP Barakat Pitty en APADEMAR.

“The Panamanian Maritime Administration, is running important market strategies to expand our fleet, and thanks to these efforts for the period 2016-2020, we expect about 665 new-buildings to join the Panamanian registry, which will generate valuable income for the State,” said the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Jorge Barakat Pitty.

His statements were made during the discussion group called “The present state and future prospects for the registration of ships”, which he attended […]