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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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First Trial Transit at Panama Canal Expansion Agua Clara Locks

Flash!!!

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)
 
Effective 18 October 2016 and until further notice for vessels transiting the Neo-Panamax locks the maximum authorized transit draft is set to 13.72m (45 feet) TFW deepest point of immersion. - (Advisory A-55-2016)
 

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

June
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
June  27,  2017 (4 Hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
June  28,  2017 (5 Hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
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