The Panama Maritime Authority has adopted Resolution of J.D. No. 047-2020 suspending for a period of ninety (90) calendar days the anchorage payment in the jurisdictional waters of the National Territory to all vessels registered under the Panamanian flag exceeding 500 tons of gross registration (TRB), such as the segment of Tankers and Containers, which make up the international maritime transport fleet.
This benefit of the suspension of anchorage payment is extended to the same category of foreign-flagged ships, for sixty (60) calendar days.
The passenger ship segment was also covered by the adoption of Board Resolution J.D. No. 032-2020 whereby, for a period of ninety (90) calendar days, the anchorage payment in ports, berths, anchorage area, and marinas of the national territory, for such vessels registered under the Panamanian flag in, which are, in order to make the services offered by the auxiliary maritime industry more attractive to ships that transit or arrive at our ports.
In addition, letters were sent to the senior management of the main consortia of the cruise industry worldwide-- Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Norwegian Cruise Line—informing them of the measures adopted by Panama as an incentive if they anchor in Panamanian waters their ships registered with the Panama flag, thus bringing important benefits to seafarers as well as to the Auxiliary Maritime Industries Boats that provide supplies to vessels.
source: Panama Maritime Authority