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Meeting Your Needs and Challenges at the Panama Canal

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Trusted Ship Agents
in Panama Since 1920

Our agency supports ship owners, operators, charterers, logistics and crew management companies to overcome their challenges, save time and costs by providing local knowledge, expertise and guidance that meets the most demanding requirements.

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Panama Canal Transits

The Panama Canal is about 80 kilometers long linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Panama Canal operates through set of locks, which functionality is to rise ships from sea level to the level of Gatun Lake.


Due to the complexity of the reservation system, we encourage you to consult our experts on the convenience and advantages of advance booking.

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Port Calls & Husbandry

Leave your problems in our hands. We understand what is important to you. Our focus is on solving your problems with cost-efficient solutions and without sacrificing quality.


Our ship agents are always in communication with the authorities and​ ​are ready to respond to any emergencies.​

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Protection & Indemnity

C. Fernie & Co is commercial correspondents for virtually all Protection and Indemnity Clubs of the International Group with services in this area dating back to over 50 years.


This extends our bond and experience with ship owners and operators providing a unique perspective of their particular needs and interests.

Trusted by the International Group of P&I Clubs

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Competence for Multiple Industries

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Our Board of Management

FERNIE has a team of exceptional and results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele. 

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Offices on Both Sides of the Panama Canal

Fully staffed offices with experienced shipping personnel and ready to assist in any situation. Rest assured that your vessel receives the best of personal attention.

Head Office - Administrative

+507 211 9488

Panama Pacifico

Branch Office - Operations

+507 433 8500


Head Office - Operations

+507 211 9488


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