Panama Leads In Bulk Cargo Vessel Registration


The Panama Ship Registry is the largest in the world since 1993. This year, most of the vessels that entered the Panamanian registry were bulk carrier vessels, says an article published in Marine Line.

Contributing 6.6 million GT

Between January and August 2021, Panama has incorporated 218 newly-built ships to its fleet, contributing 6.6 million GT, of which 61 vessels are from the bulk carrier segment.

Registered 24 largest ships

Additionally, Panama, as a flag state, has registered the 24 largest containerships in the world, in relation to their cargo capacity, totaling 5.5 million GT and having less than two years of construction.

In the cruise ship segment, the Panama Ship Registry is among the three flags most chosen by shipowners. The Panama fleet includes 42 cruise vessels representing 3.4 million GT.

Being a part of MACN

The performance of the Panamanian fleet at the end of July 2021 remains at 96.68% compliance in relation to the various Memoranda of Understanding; in addition, the country remains on the White Lists of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU.

Panama has been part of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) for more than a year, reaffirming its commitment to be a transparent and responsible registry with international compliance.

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Source: MarineLine


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