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International ship owners welcome as Panama Maritime Chamber opens membership. Representation in all major authorities

Monday, November 21, 2011

With plans well under way to enlarge the Panama Canal making it capable of handling double its previous capacity the Panama Maritime Chamber has opened its membership to international ship owners with vessels registered in Panama.

Members of the chamber have representation before the Panama Canal Authority, the Panama Maritime Authority, the Colon Free Zone.

José Digeronimo, chairman of the Panama Maritime Chamber said: “There are over 9,000 vessels registered under the Panama flag, and our aim is to involve and help ship owners with representation, information, education, networking, trade missions and most important, lobbying on their behalf.”

Original source: Handy Shipping Guide