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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.





Trace certified

Associated Steamship Agents, S.A. has successfully completed TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized due diligence review.  TRACEcertification is a comprehensive due diligence review and analysis administered by TRACE, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization. Certification by TRACE signifies that Associated Steamship Agents, S.A. has completed internationally accepted due diligence  procedures and has been forthcoming during the review process. TRACEcertification underscores Associated Steamship Agents, S.A.’s commitment to commercial transparency and anti-bribery compliance.

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