Panama get maritime navigation control
8,000 ships will be identified and tracked remotely via satellite.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Vizada, along with Absolute Maritime Tracking Systems, were selected by the Maritime Authority of Panama to provide long rage identification and tracking (LRIT) for more than 8,000 ships in Panamanian waters, in an effort to comply with new regulations which came into effect on January 1.
The Maritime Authority of Panama is putting out to tender the supply and operation of an identification and tracking system for vessels in the ship registry and related services, for a 5 year term.
The Panama Maritime Authority is putting out to tender the service of operation and maintenance of a LRIT Ship Center for $10 million.
The ratification of the 2001 Bunker Convention by Panama will increase insurance costs for ships.
The resumption of construction of the mega-port, which has been paralyzed by multiple lawsuits, will be a topic for the next administration of the Panamanian Maritime Authority (AMP.)
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