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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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FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!
Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that, effective May 28, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.11 meters (43.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). (Advisory ADV13-2019)

Similarly, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Panamax locks will be 11.73 meters (38.5 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). 

Vessels arriving after May 28, 2019, with drafts over the above-mentioned maximum drafts may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit.


Based on the present and projected levels of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that, effective April 30, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.41 meters (44.0 feet)Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).

Vessels arriving after April 30, 2019, with drafts over 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of  Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit. (Advisory ADV10-2019)

Draft adjustments will be announced in 12-inch (30.5 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks advanced notice.


Effective 7 June 2016 and until further notice for vessels transiting the Panamax locks the maximum authorized transit draft is set to 12.04m (39.5 feet) TFW * deepest point of immersion.   * Some Vessels because of hull configuration (Bilge keel radius) are not allowed transit at this draft. Please check with us before fixing.  (Advisory A-33-2016)



 


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

June
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Gatun Locks)
June 07,  2019 (5 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Gatun Locks)
June 14,  2019 (5 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 28 - 30
(Gatun Locks)
June 21,  2019 (12 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
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
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