Panama will simplify the ship registration process

Posted on 2019-09-16

The Naval Registry of Panama plans the integration of ship registration systems into a single platform to facilitate the procedure for the user. The implementation would take place in phases and would be operational by the end of 2020.

The systems used by the General Directorate of Merchant Marine (Ship Registry) and the General Directorate of Public Ship Registry of the Maritime Authority of Panama will be integrated into a single platform called “Electronic Ship Registration System (ESRS)”, with the purpose of simplifying the registration process, according to Mundo Marítimo.

The director of the Merchant Marine and head of the Panama Ship Registry, Rafael Cigarruista, indicated that “the integration into a single platform will facilitate the procedure for the user, which is our main objective”.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) is calling for an international tender that will run until the first quarter of 2020 for companies interested in providing the software.

“The implementation will be carried out in phases and should be fully operational by the end of 2020,” Cigarruista said.

“Users, shipowners, operators, managers, banks and / or law firms may use the platform directly. In the end, it will be a single system. The ICP system will be integrated, which until now only lawyers used. The platform will be versatile in different languages. This new system will position us in the global era, ”added the director of Merchant Marine.

It is worth mentioning that the main features of the registry will remain available on the platform, such as the ship registration certificate, cancellations, mortgage registration, ship and radio licenses, property and liens certificates and discounts, reservation of names and general documents of the ship.

Source: En Segundos Panamá.