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Panama signs MoU with MSC Shipmanagement promoting opportunities for its seafarers

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The Panama Ship Registry and MSC Shipmanagement have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote job opportunities for Panamanian seafarers.

The shipmanagment company is a subsidiary of shipowner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) a major client of the register,

The MoU also contemplates the establishment of specialised maritime training programmes for Panamanian seafarers who need to work on board the various ship segments, whether operated, owned or for which MSC Shipmanagement Limited provides crew management services

"This is a great achievement for Panama, where currently the seafarer contracting market shows an encouraging development,” said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Director of Seafarers, Juan Maltez.

MSC Shipmanagement Limited manages around 500 ships for which it employs nearly 14,000 people, including ground staff in Cyprus, India, Ukraine, and the Philippines, as well as qualified crew on board cargo and cruise ships managed by MSC.

The AMP’s Director of Seafarers, Juan Maltez and Captain Prabhat Jha, General Director of the Group and CEO of MSC Shipmanagement Ltd Cyprus signed the MoU in presence of the Panamanian Ambassador in Greece and Cyprus, H.E. Julie Lymberopulos.