Panama Maritime Authority

Panama and Turkey sign maritime agreement

In order to contribute to the development of trade and economic relations between the Republic of Panama and the Republic of Turkey, a cooperation agreement was signed between the two countries, at the headquarters of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The agreement, signed by the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, and the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey, Ahmet Arslan, seeks to promote maritime trade between the two nations, as […]

AMP implements rules on weighing loaded containers

Barcos con exceso de peso han naufragado.

An amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) relating to weighing export and re-export containers has caused much anxiety to those dedicated to that activity. The industrialized countries seem to be prepared, but the third world nations still do not know where to start, even though shipping lines warned their clients in advance.

However, there are many questions still to be answered, for example: who is going to pay for the weighing? […]

Posidonia showcasing world shipping industry

Posidonia es uno de los eventos más importantes de la industria marítima mundial

Posidonia is one of the most important events of the global shipping industry, which takes place every two years in Athens, Greece. Panama will be represented by Proinvex, the Panama Maritime Authority, the Panama Canal Authority, the Panama Tourism Authority and a large number of private service providers, who will be present once again to give Panamanian companies the opportunity to offer their products and services to main players of the shipping industry.

Shipping industry […]

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) fulfilling its role of promoting development of Auxiliary Maritime Industries, has announced on the web page www.panamacompras.gob.pa – the electronic system of public procurement – the tender for design and construction of a pier for Auxiliary Maritime Industries, which will be located in the area of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal in La Boca.

This publication provides the opportunity for all interested parties, local and foreign, to participate, […]

AMP welcomes alliance of two major Chinese shipping lines

AMP felicita alianza de navieras de China

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) in a note signed by its administrator, Jorge Barakat Pitty, addressed to the President of China Cosco Shipping Cooperation Limited, Xu Lirong, welcomes the successful completion of the strategic alliance between the two major shipping companies in the People’s Republic of China – Cosco and China Shipping.

“Both companies, since their inception in pursuit of excellence, took the interesting job of connecting global markets in their bulk, oil, container and […]

AMP gives order to proceed on Isla Colon

Isla Colón.

“We are delivering the order to proceed on the construction and design of new offices of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and a new berth for the amount of $559,900 for the use of ferries, fishermen, residents and all users to have decent and secure infrastructure,” said the Administrator of the AMP,” Jorge Barakat Pitty.

“What we know is that it positively contributes to tourism in this beautiful place, Isla Colon of Bocas del Toro […]

AMP receives Polish delegation

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty con la delegación polaca.

A delegation from the Republic of Poland, led by the Deputy Chief of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Krzsystof Hinz, visited the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The meeting was held with the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty, the secretary general, Tomas Avila, and the director and deputy director of the Merchant Marine Department, Fernando Solórzano and Margareth Mosquera, respectively.

This approach by the Polish authorities, is […]