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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.





Recent rainfall in the Canal watershed has allowed the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to announce an increase to the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.72 m (45.0 feet) TFW.

The ACP will continue to closely monitor the level of Gatun Lake in order to announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner. (Advisory ADV28-2019)


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

East* 22 - 24
(Gatun Locks)
September 24 to October 1, 2019 (8 days ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
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