In a continuous effort to maintaining the highest standards of safety for both the marine fleet, which sails under the Panamanian Flag, and the ships that navigate in Panama’s national waters, the Panama Maritime Authority is considering a number of projects, whose achievement will ensure the maritime safety. The estimated period for the execution of these upcoming projects is the biennium 2016-2017
The current administration, led by Mr. Juan Carlos Varela (president of the republic) holds these projects as flagship projects, due to the high impact that they have on the development of a strategic economic sector, such as the maritime sector. Their completion is part of a larger scheme that seeks transforming Panama into an international hub for the maritime commerce.
VTS system for a Control Tower and for a Monitoring Center of Vessel Traffic, in the Pacific and the Atlantic – Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
Technology infrastructure for the maritime safety
Starting date: The tendering of this project will take place in March 2016, approximately. The administrative process may take up to 6 months, which means that the project could start at the beginning of September (same year).
Ending date: The completion of this first stage could take place in April 2018.
Equipping and monitoring the signal from the Vessels from the Panamanian Registry of Ships (LRIT)
Project of long-range identification and tracking of Vessels
Starting date: The tendering of this project will take place in February 2016. The administrative process may take up to 6 months.
Ending date: The project will be in force of contract for 5 years, which indicated that it will end in 2021.