After several meetings with shipping companies in Europe, the Maritime Authority of Panama managed to obtain several scholarships so that Panamanian students can continue their studies abroad among which are: two partial scholarships to carry out a maritime university career in the Republic of Cyprus, and at the end they will be able to opt for their license of Officer in Charge of The Guard, five partial scholarships in Ukraine, to take “promotion courses” at a Maritime Training Center, authorized by the AMP and other scholarships to study in the culinary area, to opt for the Ship’s Cook Certificate license.

Similarly, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) granted five shipping opportunities to Panamanian seafarers, which will be managed through the DGGM Database that is administered by the Department of Maritime Labor Affairs, where all the documentation of the applicant requesting boarding is received through the mail once it is reviewed that the information meets the requirements, it will be provided to the shipping companies so that they can carry out the interview and selection process, which they require.

The AMP is focused on promoting the placement in the international maritime industry of Panamanian officers and cadets who have high-level professional training, competitiveness and who are at the forefront with the technological requirements that guarantee a safe and reliable maritime transport, favoring the image of our country and the competition that our seafarers have.

Source: Autoridad Maritima De Panama