Associated Steamship Agents is a privately owned company whose history dates back to the 19th century. The company activities are exclusively focused on the Panama Canal & the Ports of Panama.
It is our mission to provide good value, professional support, timely and trustworthy guidance and assistance to local and International Shipping Companies.
We strive to be recognized as one of the leading and most competent Ship Agencies at the Panama Canal & Ports of Panama by continuous improvement and innovation.
Our Journey So Far
W. ANDREWS & CO
Our root company W. Andrews is founded in Colon by William Thomas Andrews who at the time represented the West India Mail company. Mr. Andrews returned to England in 1920 leaving his interests to his friend and long-time associate, Captain Payne of Payne & Wardlaw.
With the opening of the Panama Canal to world commerce in 1914, W. Andrews & Co extended services to the Pacific jointly with the offices of Payne & Wardlaw. Similarly, Payne & Wardlaw extended their service to the Atlantic with the support of W. Andrews. This was the beginning of an Association that has lasted over a century now represented in ASA.