Panama approves maritime audit
The audit carried out by the International Maritime Organization evaluates the procedures and steps carried out for the registration and inspection of ships as well as regulations that are applied to the various ports in the country.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Panama is currently the leader in flagging ships worldwide and had, on October, 31, 2008, 8,159 ships sailing international waters under the Panama flag. It is followed by Liberia, with 2,312 ships, then by Bahamas with 486 ships.
From January 2015 companies that inspect and certify foreign ships under the Panamanian flag must be audited by the Maritime Authority so that the quality of services provided can be assessed.
With an investment of $3.2 million, a new access channel to the Almirante terminal in Bocas del Toro was inaugurated.
The president of the Panama Maritime Chamber (CMP), Ruben Karamañites proposes that a Maritime Ministry be established.
The ACP will host the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM'09) from August 17 - 20.
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