Celebrating a Landmark Maritime Workshop in Imabari, Japan: Strengthening Ties and Elevating Industry Standards

a significant event unfolded in the beautiful city of Imabari, Japan. The Regional Office of the Panama Maritime Authority, Segumar Imabari, in collaboration with the Consulate of Panama in Kobe, proudly hosted the First Workshop at the Minato Hall, Minato Kouryu Center 100-3, Kataha-cho 1, Imabari City.

This workshop was a resounding success, drawing with the participation of more than 25 Shipping Companies and Classification Societies from Imabari, and more than 42 of said companies based in Imabari.

The Technical Officers from Segumar Imabari took the stage to elaborate crucial topics concerning the Flag Administration of Panama. They also announce the acceptance of Panama into the Qualiship 21 program and explained the benefits of such programs to the presents.

The workshop proved to be an invaluable platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration, reinforcing the commitment of Panama Maritime Authority Segumar Imabari to facilitate a seamless maritime experience. We are dedicated to fostering stronger ties with ship owners and operators, urging them to participate actively in the Qualiship 21 program.

This event was a remarkable milestone in our journey, and we look forward to future endeavors that will further enhance the maritime industry’s standards and practices.

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On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.