NOTICE

10 APR 19
TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MARITIME SECTOR, AMP SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH RIGHTSHIP PTY LTD

During the second day of the cycle of conferences held as a part of the IV Hemispheric Conference on Competitiveness, Innovation and Logistics: Technology at the Service of the Value Chain and the I Latin American Meeting of the International Association of Ports; where they continued to address topical issues focused on improving the efficiency, safety and competitiveness of the port and logistics sector, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) and Rightship Pty Ltd (RightShip) was signed to promote environmental sustainability in the maritime sector.

This document, signed by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat Pitty, and RightShip’s Vice President for the Americas, Anuj Chopra, establishes the basis of mutual understanding and cooperation between the Authority Marítima de Panamá and RightShip, a marine and environmental risk management assessment company.

During the signing of this document, the Secretary of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), Organization of American States (OAS), Jorge Durán was also present. He congratulated Panama for becoming the first country in Central America and the second in the hemisphere to sign this kind of agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gases (GHG).

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reflects the recognition of common goals, values ​​and objectives between both entities, with respect to the advancement of environmental sustainability. It establishes the importance of working together to contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the marine industry, and to encourage the sector to continuously improve its environmental sustainability. In this regard, Jorge Barakat Pitty said “Through this collaboration we can achieve excellence in the Classification of GHG Emissions, as a tool to encourage, among others, efficient ships, to help improve the standards of general security of the industry”.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow Panama to improve compliance with national and international norms and regulations on environmental sustainability in the maritime industry.

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