Panama Maritime Authority

AMP administrator meets with Japanese maritime industry

In the framework of the meeting of the Panama Canal Advisory Board, Jorge Barakat Pitty, Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, made a working visit to the headquarters of the Tokyo MOU, located in Tokyo, Japan, where he formally transferred the application to become an observer member of this important Memorandum of the Asia-Pacific area that keeps Panama on the “white list.”

The Tokyo MOU started operations on April 1, 1994, and is comprised of [...]

World’s largest container ship enters the Panama Registry

MSC Oscar - portacontenedores más grande del mundo

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has announced that the Merchant Marine Department has inscribed in the Panama Registry the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar. The AMP says this is a reflection of the effort made by the present administration, to attract newly built vessels.

“We are proud of the MSC Oscar because it is the largest container vessel ever built, and it is also the one that has the most meaning for me, [...]

AMP candidate becomes Maritime Queen 2015

Candidatas participantes: Astrid Torres Victoria - Panama Marítime Lawyers, Lennette Gonzalez - Maersk Line/Sealand, Itzy Iracema Rosario Agrazal - ATL, Yaleoxki Yazmarlin Avila - Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, Yureisy Yureny De Gracia - Bless Agency Marine, S.A.

The Maritime Queen 2015 competition was a great success, and was won by Yaleoxky Yazmarlin Avila, candidate of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). The event was held on March 19 at the “Salsa” Salon of Crown Casino, at the Hotel El Panama, Candidates were accompanied by a cheerful murga as they were presented to the audience were: Itzy Iracema Rosario Agrazal – ATL; Yaleoxki Yazmarlin Avila – Autoridad Marítima de Panamá; Yureisy Yureny De Gracia [...]

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, [...]