Panama Ship Registry Has Grown 0.7% During Its First Year Of New Administration
The Directorate General of Merchant Marine that oversees the Ship Registry is now customer-focused and has innovated and modernized its systems of procedures to streamline and improve different working methods, ensuring better customer service; international compliance and an aggressive and active international marketing plan. All of the above has led the Ship Registry to sustainable and controlled growth, which today is bearing fruit as this administration completes its first year of management for the period 2019-2024.
During this first year the Panamanian fleet has seen an increase of 8.5M GT of growth [4.1%] and a third of new registrations being new build vessels financed by international banks that continue depositing their confidence in Panama as a maritime center with competitive advantages. The Ship Registry is State-owned which offers security, flexibility, discounts, sustainability and a network of global offices to its customers.
“The Panama Ship Registry has taken a turn and is beginning to strengthen its registry business, with a view to reinforcing its position as a world leader, by taking innovative and conjunctural measures which positively impact the global shipping industry; this will become increasingly evident, due to the reengineering and modernization implemented,” said Rafael Cigarruista, Director General of Panama’s Merchant Marine.
“To maintain our leadership, indicators and measurements have been established in the procedures. The goal is to bring fresh tonnage and the number of ships needed to maintain the sustained growth that the registry had lost in past years,” adds Cigarruista.
Source: Panama Ship Registry