The Republic of Panama, the world’s biggest ship registry, is set to introduce new digital services such as ship registration, vessel name reservation, seafarers’ endorsement, and validation, through a new platform in collaboration with Marine Online.
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Prevention at Sea to act as a recognised manufacturer and distributor of the Panamanian Oil Record Book in electronic format, alongside electronic versions of other official books in its library.
The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an IMO-EU project, has been launched in Panama.
The Panama Canal has launched an Emissions Calculator, a tool to allow shipping companies to accurately assess their carbon emissions, which will also rank transiting vessels by the extent to which they have reduced carbon emissions by using the Canal versus alternate routes.
ClassNK reports that it has expanded its electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates to include the flag states of Panama, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands.
The Panama Canal is set to launch a new vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to optimise the flow of ship traffic through the waterway.
The Panama Marine Authority has confirmed the Transas Electronic Logbook as equivalent to a paper logbook for use on board ships registered under the Panamanian Flag.
Seagull Maritime reports that its training centre in Horten, Norway, has received approval from the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), the first overseas approval of its kind since the PMA changed leadership in 2014.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is testing a system using satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) to help vessels arrive just in time for their transit and reduce their fuel consumption.
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