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.

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Panama: Audit of Flag Certifications for Ships

December 2014

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.

From the resolution given by the Board of the Maritime Authority of Panama:

First article: order execution of an AUDIT PLAN for all auxiliary entities which are Recognized Organizations, Classification Societies and Recognized Security Organizations approved by the Republic of Panama, for the purpose of determining management, competition, means, capacity and quality of services, which will start from 2015, under the parameters of Resolution MSC.349 (92) adopted on July 21, 2013, Resolution No. 106-11-DGMM of March 16, 2009. ... And the international conventions ratified by the Republic of Panama.

Panama Opens Canal in Almirante Port

May 2009

With an investment of $3.2 million, a new access channel to the Almirante terminal in Bocas del Toro was inaugurated.

The channel, initiated in August 2007, has a length of 31.8 kilometers, and it is 100 meters wide with a depth of 14.5 meters.

Raúl Castillo wrote in "The Director General of Ports said that producers from the provinces of Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro are expected to have an opportunity to increase the volume of domestic exports with the first landfall, mainly because the depth of this channel will allow ships to be fully loaded, according to international parameters regarding cargo loads."

Maritime Ministry proposed for Panama

August 2008

The president of the Panama Maritime Chamber (CMP), Ruben Karamañites proposes that a Maritime Ministry be established.

In order for the maritime sector, which represents 20% of the GDP of Panama, to have representation on the Cabinet Council, the creation of a Maritime Ministry is being proposed.

Panama Maritime Simulation Conference Venue

May 2009

The ACP will host the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM'09) from August 17 - 20.

This is the first time that MARSIM will be held here. This conference is where maritime industry leaders, academicians and researchers from around the world gather to share the latest developments in the simulation of maritime safety and ship maneuverabilit.

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