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Old 01-06-2015, 05:57   #1
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I usually order boat stuff here in Panama thru Marine Warehouse. They handle the yacht-in-transit paperwork and do a great job, but I need to ship in some supplies which I cannot order via Marine Warehouse. Any recommendations for a customs broker who has experience handling yacht in transit shipments to Panama?
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I usually order boat stuff here in Panama thru Marine Warehouse. They handle the yacht-in-transit paperwork and do a great job, but I need to ship in some supplies which I cannot order via Marine Warehouse. Any recommendations for a customs broker who has experience handling yacht in transit shipments to Panama?
You could try Alex Risi, who is a superb transit agent for the canal but also handles various yacht services including logistics such as this. A real fixer, and a very good character. He may well be able to help. Knows just about everything there is to know in Panama generally and can fix pretty much whatever you need, in my experience. Excellent service all around from this company:

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Thanks.
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DAC Panama
email dacimport@cwpanama.net
attn. Alba Gordon
tel 507 263 7155 x109.

ps make sure any pallets are certified

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Good. More options.
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Great. Gives me lots of options.
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Let us know how you fare with this BelizeSailor I often order from MW and when they can't source it they will tell me to order myself and send it to them for inclusion with the rest of my order.
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Let us know how you fare with this BelizeSailor I often order from MW and when they can't source it they will tell me to order myself and send it to them for inclusion with the rest of my order.
I discussed that option with them a few months ago. They didn't say "no", but that they are trying to move away from doing that. Can't blame 'em, no profit in it for them and if something goes wrong they get caught in the middle. But, I will discuss with them again soon.

I can still buy some things wholesale, so thus the motivation to find a good agent, but everything flowing thru MW would be handy.
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