The First Ship Registry of the World and the shipping giant of tankers Euronav Ship Management , dedicated to the maritime transport and storage of crude oil, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of promoting opportunities for Panamanian seafarers aboard Euronav ships.
This MoU will continue to facilitate the promotion of job opportunities for Panamanian officers, cadets and junior personnel as well as the establishment of specialized maritime education and training programs for Panamanian seafarers who need to work on board the different vessels owned by Euronav or operated by it, including the recruitment and placement of officers, junior personnel, and cadets.
For Panama, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) signed the Agreement, represented by the Director of the General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM), Captain Juan Maltez and by Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd., the General Manager, Captain Michail Malliaros, also present was the Ambassador and Consul General of Panama in Greece and appellant in Cyprus, H.E. Julie Lymberopoulos.
Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries Euronav Ship Management SA and Euronav SAS are in charge of carrying out the management of the fleet that is dedicated to the oceanic transport and storage of crude oil throughout the world. The shipping company is positioned as a leader in the provision of this type of services, thanks to one of the most experienced crews in the sector, it also offers flotation, storage and unloading (FSO) services.
This renowned shipping company is pleased with the Panamanian seafarers who already work on their ships, which are approximately 200 (between Cadets and Officers) and are requesting more Panamanian personnel to fill new positions.
In addition to the signing of the MoU, audits were carried out at Maritime Training Centers (CFM) located in Greece. These inspections are carried out periodically to monitor the quality of the service that was delegated on behalf of the AMP, in search of continuous improvement. CFMs, which are interested in being recognized by Panama, were also visited.
The occasion was conducive to direct meetings with important clients, since the Panama Registry is made up of more than 8,500 ships, with the Greek market representing 7.4%, which needs to be attended, listened to, and above all, be informed first-hand about the strategies and adjustments that the Panama Maritime Administration has been carrying out, in addition to attracting new clients, for which a meeting was held with the owners of the Libero Group, Libero Group (LG) bringing together Libero Hellenic Register , Libero Assurance and Libero Services.
The General Manager of EURONAV, Captain Michail Malliaros, visited the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and Columbus University, where he was received by their managers, giving him the opportunity to interact with the teaching staff and cadets, as well learning about its facilities, simulators, workshops, and training that is given in these houses of higher education.