The Panamanian Ship registry updates the Imabari community about its strategic vision.

The General Director of Merchant Marine, Eng. Rafael Cigarruista, delivered a special presentation to more than fifty attendees from different shipping companies of Ehime.

The presentation, which was named “TOGETHER WE SAVE OUR OCEAN THROUGH A GREENER INDUSTRY”, was focused on the important probable phases towards the achievement of a cleaner industry and the incentives that the Panamanian Merchant Marine Directorate has issued to help its shipowners to invest in “eco-friendly ships”.

Furthermore, the event served as an important window for the latest technical regulations that are discussed at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which requires a comprehensive view from the shipowner’s community.

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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.