On October 25, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, participated in the Naming Ceremony of the Japanese-made and Panamanian-flagged vessel MOL TRUTH, which was held in Saijo Shipyard in Imabari city.
This newly named ship MOL TRUTH is the biggest vessel constructed in Japan, which is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership registered with the Panama flag. It will be operated by Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) in Asia and Europe routes, in order to transport cargos from Toyota Corporation.
The ceremony counted on the participation of the top executives of Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL), Imabari Shipbuilding, Toyota Corporation and other associated companies to the ship operation.
In the beginning of the event, Japan and Panama flags were raised, with the mational anthems of both countries. The ribbon-cutting was carried out by the wife of the representative of Toyota Corporation.
On behalf of the Republic of Panama, Ambassador Diaz had the honor to deliver the toast, expressing his sincere gratitude for the generous invitation to this memorable and historic event, in the context of the 100th Anniversary of Panama Ship Registry and the 40th Anniversary of the Sister-City Agreement between Imabari city and Panama city.
In addition, the Ambassador conveyed his appreciation to MOL and Imabari Shipbuilding for their confidence in the Panama Registry, praying for the safe navigation of the vessel, captain and crew, as well as the health and prosperity of those who attended to the ceremony.
During his remarks, Ambassador expressed that Panama will continue working not only in terms of competitive prices and expansion of the technical offices, but also in giving priority to the highest standards of maritime security for the more than 8,000 vessels operating under our jurisdiction. 。