Panama Maritime Authority

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 […]

AMP supports IMO policies

Asamblea de IMO.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, met with the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ki-tak Lim, during the 116th Session of the Council of the IMO in London, in which Panama is a member of Class A.

Minister Barakat Pitty, highlighted the efforts of the AMP, not only to support the activities of the organization, but also to maintain a comprehensive and […]

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? […]