The Panama Ship Registry has grown 2.58% in tonnage to 23 6.5m gt and to 8,652 vessels, up 1.6%, during the months of January to April 2021, according to IHS Markit figures, compared to December 2020.
The Director General of the Panamanian Merchant Marine, Rafael Cigarruista, visited the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Admiral Osama Rabie, to learn about the current situation of the Ever Given.
With the shift to issuing of seafarers’ certificates and documentation in electronic format, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has issued some 123,676 electronic certificates.
The Panama Canal has launched a process to decarbonise its operations, aiming at becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Panamanian ports posted a healthy container volumes growth of 7.5% during the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2020 according to the Panama Maritime Authority statistics department.
Svitzer has announced that Switzer Americas is opening a regional headquarters in Panama City as part of the company's ambitions to further strengthen its position in the region.