Monday, September 26

AMP has issued more than 255 thousand electronic certificates to seafarers

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) ha emitido 255 thousand 714 electronic certificates dFrom the end of December 2020, until November 30, 2021, demonstrating the great acceptance that this product has had by its customers.

These documents include: Transitional Certificates (TC’s), certificate of course endorsements, proficiency certificates and endorsements of proficiency certificates, which is estimated to generate an annual saving to the State of approximately $217, 357.00.

Similarly, some certificates and documentation continue to be issued in the form printed on security paper if the user so requests.

By issuing these certificates and technical documentation of seafarers in electronic format, all the security measures required to guarantee their validity are maintained, administrative processes are streamlined and the process is facilitated to seafarers who are on board. of Panamanian-flagged ships that sail worldwide, by processing their documents online, in a transparent and expeditious manner, thanks to the implementation of the Resolution ADM-165-2020 of November 11, 2020, which began at the end of December 2020.

These documents have a unique tracking number as well as a quick verification code (QR Code) that allow both seafarers and inspectors to streamline the processes of obtaining and validating the document, complying with the verification, notification and implementation processes established within the Circus. FAL.5 / Circ.39.Rev.2.

In this way, the AMP advances in its process of modernization, innovation and digitization, fundamental elements for the improvement of its operations, at the same time, it contributes to sustainable maritime transport for a sustainable planet, in this case by promoting and implementing a paperless culture. .