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Mr. William Andrews founded the firm of W. ANDREWS & COMPANY in Colon in 1889, and with the opening of the Panama Canal to world commerce in 1914, established offices with PAYNE & WARDLAW in Cristobal and Balboa. The firms took the final step of merging into ASSOCIATED STEAMSHIP AGENTS in 1975.

We maintain offices at both sides of the Canal, fully staffed with experienced shipping personnel. Each office is managed by a Director of the Firm, and our Principals may rest assured that every vessel consigned to our care receives the best of personal attention.

In constant touch with the Panama Canal Authority and Port Operators, one of our officers maintains a watching brief on every vessel from ETA messages through arrival to departure. Thoroughly familiar with the Canal and Port operations, we are able to prevent unnecessary delays and ensure that every vessel consigned to our care receives the most expeditious handling possible.

Inquiries concerning our business and financial standing may be directed to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria and Citibank, N.A. in Panama.

 

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As a result of the amount of rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed during the past week, the Panama Canal Authority has postponed the effective date of the sixth draft update as published in Advisory to Shipping A-13-2019. Therefore, the maximum authorized draft of 13.11 m (43.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW) for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks and 11.73 m (38.5 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Panamax locks will become effective June 12, 2019, instead of May 28, 2019.

The maximum authorized draft allowed of 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks and 12.04 m (39.5 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Panamax locks, as published in Advisory to Shipping No. A-10-2019, will continue to be in effect until June 12, 2019.

We will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake and announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner. (Advisory ADV15-2019)





 


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

June
East Lane** 22 - 24
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
June 24 to July 2,  2019 (8 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
West Lane* 22 - 24
(Gatun Locks)
June 26 -29,  2019 (3.5 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
July
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
July 4, 5  2019 (5 Hours per day) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
July 17, 18  2019 (4 Hours per day) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
August
West Lane** 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
August 6 -13,  2019 (8 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
West Lane** 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
August 22 -23,  2019 (5 Hours per days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
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