The Panama Canal is set to launch a new vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to optimise the flow of ship traffic through the waterway.
The Panama Marine Authority has confirmed the Transas Electronic Logbook as equivalent to a paper logbook for use on board ships registered under the Panamanian Flag.
Seagull Maritime reports that its training centre in Horten, Norway, has received approval from the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), the first overseas approval of its kind since the PMA changed leadership in 2014.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is testing a system using satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) to help vessels arrive just in time for their transit and reduce their fuel consumption.
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