A Century of Naval Registration Excellence and Its Impact on Global Navigation

Panama's Maritime Legacy

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Panama and its people we would like to thank you for visiting our maritime section.

Since its creation in 1917, the Panama Ship registry is the oldest and most reliable open registry in the world. Our vessel registration system is fully based on a national law enacted by the Government of Panama, which is one of the largest contributors to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

In addition to the foregoing, our Maritime Administration currently has 14 International maritime offices around the world (including one at Imabari city, Japan) which are also supervised and assisted by our system of Merchant Marine Consulates. This comprehensive system permits an immediate communication with our clients for purpose of assisting any of our registered vessels, a task which our Maritime Administration undertakes as a matter of National interest.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Panama and its people we would like to thank you for visiting our maritime section.

Since its creation in 1917, the Panama Ship registry is the oldest and most reliable open registry in the world. Our vessel registration system is fully based on a national law enacted by the Government of Panama, which is one of the largest contributors to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

In addition to the foregoing, our Maritime Administration currently has 14 International maritime offices around the world (including one at Imabari city, Japan) which are also supervised and assisted by our system of Merchant Marine Consulates. This comprehensive system permits an immediate communication with our clients for purpose of assisting any of our registered vessels, a task which our Maritime Administration undertakes as a matter of National interest.

maritime services

Registration for Ships Under Construction

Seafarers License and Endorsement services

Maritime Logbooks and Crew Roll books

Mortgage Registration and Bank related services

Registration for Ships Under Construction

Seafarers License and Endorsement services

Maritime Logbooks and Crew Roll books

Mortgage Registration and Bank related services

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Welcome

The Panama Canal

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.