Panama has a long tradition in the maritime world due to its position as pathway between the seas, the number of ships registered under its flag and their first class port facilities. This position was internationally recognized during this year´s XXVI (26) General Assembly of the International Maritime Organization in late November, Panama was reelected by 124 votes out of 171 to be part of the A Category of the Council. Category A of the IMO has only 10 member countries which are considered maritime powers.
The Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority mentioned that this was international recognition of the effort, the professionalism, the quality of the fleet, the transparency of processes and service to clients of the Panama maritime industry as a whole…….
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