Panama opens merchant marine consulate in Shanghai

Posted on 2018-05-11

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Panama, opened its Private Consulate of the Merchant Navy in Shanghai, which will enhance commercial relations mainly in the industrial, port, maritime and logistical aspects, at the moment in which relations between the People’s Republic of China and Panama are strengthened “, noted the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Administrator, Jorge Barakat Pitty. Barakat Pitty, described this opening act as historic, also added that it visualizes a prosperous future and has the entire confidence that this attack that begins, is very productive.

To elevate this Consulate, a category of Private Merchant Marine, is to bring excellent services for the Asian maritime sector and to be the catalyst for the development sector of the maritime and port sector, of two nations, taking advantage of the recent establishment of diplomatic relations, with the objective to commercially link with the principles of cooperation and reciprocity. It is essential to highlight that this consular assistance focused on the maritime industry helps to preserve and increase bilateral relations between Panama and the People’s Republic of China, in addition to renewing the commitment to strengthen the maritime, port and logistics sectors of both nations.

In addition, the technical liaison between the administration and the Chinese maritime safety authority is strengthened, ensuring compliance with all safety regulations on vessels flying the flag of Panama. Within its most important industry, it stands out the shipbuilding shipyards and their ports, they are located in China, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Quingdao and Tianjin. The port of Shanghai, with hundreds of years of history, is the holder of the largest container traffic, from this list.

Source: AN Panama