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The Directors of ASA are totally hands-on, with a wealth of experience in the business.


Edmund Blennerhassett, OBE


Entered the firm in 1959 and over a continuing career now exceeding sixty years has experienced the full scope of Maritime Activities at the Canal.


During his tenure, he has among other things served as a Director of the Association of Steamship Owners and Agents at the Panama Canal and as an advisor on International Maritime Trade to the Colon Free Zone.

A founding member he served for decades on the Board of Directors of the Maritime Chamber of Panama.

First as its Vice President and then Secretary-Treasurer and for much of that time was appointed by the International Chamber of Shipping in London to its Canals Panel.


He was honored by HM Queen Elizabeth with an appointment to be a Member of the Order of The British Empire in 2001 and then promoted to be an Officer of that Order in 2006. 

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Charles M. Langman, MSc

President & General Manager

Over forty years of experience in the Agency Business having covered positions in areas of operations, Liner, Commercial, Financial & Management.

Holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, and a Master's degree in Shipping, with specialties in Ports and Canals.

Has served as Director and Vice-president of the Panama Chamber of shipping and as Chairman of the Canal Affairs Committee, a position he held for many years during the transition period of the Canal to Panamanian hands.


Paul G. Kay, MBE


Educated in England. Joined the Merchant Navy in the early ’60s.


Served in the Pursers Department of Elder Dempster Line, and Palm Line which operated from Europe to the West Coast of Africa.


Joined the Operations Department of Associated Steamship Agents, S.A. in October 1967.

In 1999 was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to British interests in Panama, and was presented with the award by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Nov 9th, 1999.

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