Panama Maritime Authority

Sale of bunker in Panama increased by 7.33%

La venta de combustible puede ser un gran negocio para Panamá.

The sale of bunker registered until October last year had an increase of 7.33% in comparison with the same period in 2015, reported the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). However, in 2015 the growth was bigger until October, with 17.25% in comparison with 2014. With regards with the amount of vessels that bought fuel, the number has decreased by 6.08% in comparison with the previous period.

Rommel Troetsch, president of the Shipping Chamber, told the daily […]

A productive trip to Europe for the AMP

Calzada Amador.

The Government of Panama is expecting that 665 new vessels, currently in construction, will register in the national shipping registry, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) administrator, Jorge Barakat, after making an assessment of his October tour through Europe.

The administrator explained that in addition to that figure, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels should be added, after an agreement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, with MSC president, Gianluigi Aponte, its CEO, Diego Aponte and […]

AMP will implement international IGS security code

El código busca proteger el ecosistema marino.

The implementation of the International Safety Management Code (ISMC) in Panama created the need for a Regional Course on the subject of legislation in which the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Central American Shipping Commission (COCATRAM) participated.

AMP administrator, Jorge Barakat Pitty, opened the event and highlighted the need for the right implementation of the ISMC Code, not only to guarantee safety and reduce environmental damage to marine ecosystems […]

Panama promotes short sea shipping

Panama is in search of new areas of leadership at the regional level to boost Maritime Short Sea Transport (SSS) which is part of the Mesoamerica Project, with the aim of achieving greater integration, increase intra-regional trade and create new jobs.

José Miguel Rovira, director of Planning of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and José Dopeso, director of Maritime Affairs and Ports of the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (Cocatram) explained that in November […]

Agreement does not affect Panama’s maritime space

El acuerdo de delimitación marítima firmado entre Ecuador y Costa Rica no afecta los espacios marítimos de Panamá.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) said that the agreement signed between Ecuador and Costa Rica on maritime delimitation, does not affect the maritime areas of Panama.

“Recently, the governments of Ecuador and Costa Rica signed an agreement on the maritime delimitation, which only has an impact between the two nations, and does not influence the maritime areas of the Republic of Panama,” said the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat.

In connection with navigation near […]

IMO confirms deposit by Panama on ship recycling

As part of the commitment to improve measures for the protection of the marine environment, Panama deposited the instrument of accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, 2009, of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, England.

By letter dated September 19, the Secretary General of the IMO, confirmed receipt of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Panama, which seeks to prevent, reduce and […]

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 […]