Here are some nice shots of our vessel AAL Dampier while loading topside module structures in Map Ta Phut on the 7 of March destined to Dalian COSCO Shipyard.
AAL OPENS-UP NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA MULTIPURPOSE TRADE, BY ADDING STEWART WORLD PORT AS AN OPTION ON ITS PACIFIC SERVICE
With its inaugural sailing into Stewart World Port (SWP) on Friday 12 February, AAL is set to enhance its multipurpose trade with British Columbias most northern ice-free trading point and provide increased choice and convenience for its mining, forestry, oil and gas and project cargo customers.
Opened in September 2015 and set in one of the most mineral rich areas of North America, SWP is not only a convenient gateway to North West BC and the Eastern Yukon, but with its deep sea berthing facility and fast transit time from North Asian ports, it also provides a competitive advantage for AALs global customers.
Felix Schoeller, General Manager of AAL’s Pacific Service, explained: A port call option at SWP, as part of our flexible and regular Pacific Service, gives customers a wider choice that can ultimately impact the efficiency, delivery and competitiveness of their logistics operations.
AAL’s inaugural sailing into SWP featured the AAL Newcastle – one of AAL’s owned fleet of A-Class’31,000 dwt multipurpose, heavy lift vessels- delivering project cargo. The seamless berthing and cargo discharge was a success in every regard and a milestone for our new facility, commented SWP’s President & CEO, Ted Pickell. We couldn’t be more pleased.
AAL’s Pacific Service offers a monthly sailing frequency between North Asia and West Coast North America and deploys a fleet of three modern A-Class vessels, each with a combined lifting capacity of 700 mt. These best-in-class vessels are designed and equipped to load and accommodate outsized project cargo alongside containers and break bulk cargo like steel and pulp.
Here is a short message from our Deputy Managing Director, Wolfgang Harms to all of you who attended the Breakbulk China. AAL will be glad to see you soon at Breakbulk Europe!
AAL has had a very successful Breakbulk Exhibition last week in Shanghai.
We had the opportunity to meet many new customers, see new faces and catch up with friends we have been knowing for many years.
We had a fantastic attendance and everyone enjoyed the lively discussions we had with old and new to be partners.
A big “thank you” to our customers and our people.
Thanks & Regards诚挚问候
Deputy Managing Director
Chief Representative Greater China
FIXED ROUTE SAILINGS AND FLEXIBLE PORT CALLS OFFERED BETWEEN ASIA & EUROPE, AS AAL EXPANDS ITS TRAMP DIVISION IN COOPERATION WITH PETER DÖHLE
AAL & PD have followed up their cooperation on a range of global multipurpose tramp solutions with the launch a new joint semi-liner service – ‘Asia – Middle East – Europe’. The route will connect mature and developing markets with regular fixed route sailings, flexible port calls and multiple classes of modern heavy lift MPP vessels and represents a highly competitive solution for the transport of project, breakbulk, container and dry-bulk cargo – big and small.
This launch marks further expansion of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division and a step forward in its cooperation with Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG (Peter Döhle). The joint semi-liner service will offer best-in-class multipurpose heavy lift tonnage and a full-service of chartering, engineering and operations.
Marc Willim, General Manager of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division explained, ‘AAL has operated tramp and liner services side-by-side for many years, so we understand the demands of managing regular scheduled services, alongside bespoke chartering solutions. We operate liner services between Asia – NoPac and Asia – Australia and two semi–liner trades between Asia – USG / USEC and Intra-Asia. These services will soon feature regularly published schedules and departure lists, for easy customer reference.’
John Jensen, General Manager of Chartering at Peter Döhle, added, ‘We’ve addressed customer demands for a more regular and defined schedule, in combination with present tramp flexibility for off route contracts and requirements. With our joint geographical set up (PD Europe-Africa / AAL Asia, Middle East & North America), we’re more than ready to master all global challenges. Our well-known customer service quality will definitely be improved with this new step in our joint cooperation.’
Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division added, ‘Our relationship with Peter Döhle was a determining factor in the launch of this important new trade route, having already set in place a joint global tramp cooperation. Our combined resources, experience and service ethics give us and our customers a real competitive advantage at a time when the market demands it most.’
AAL’s hard work is being recognized by Jane McIvor in the the following article, published in the BC Shipping News.
AAL continues to expand its service along the West Coast of North America as it adds Stewart World Port to its itinerary of ports in both Canada and the U.S.
In mid-February, Captain Vinnyk Olesky of the AAL Newcastle accepted a plaque from Breanne Pappin, Manager, Business Development, Stewart World Port (SWP), on the occasion of the vessel’s first visit to Stewart, British Columbia’s northern-most deep-sea, ice-free port. “We are very pleased to present this plaque today,” said Pappin, “and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with AAL for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
Photo above: Presentation ceremony onboard the AAL Newcastle while at Lynnterm Terminal in Vancouver. Left to right: Lily Lv and Tanya Britton (AAL), Miles Hollingbury (Western Stevedoring), Captain Vinnyk Olesky (AAL Newcastle), Breanne Pappin (Stewart World Port) and Jean Yi (AAL). Photo credit: Dave Roels.
With an inaugural sailing into SWP on February 12 (photo above, courtesy of AAL), AAL is creating new opportunities for mining, forestry, oil and gas and project cargo customers who view Stewart as a convenient gateway between Norther B.C., the Yukon and the Asia market. Felix Schoeller, General Manager of AAL’s Pacific Service, explained: ‘A port call option at SWP, as part of our flexible and regular Pacific Service, gives customers a wider choice that can ultimately impact the efficiency, delivery and competitiveness of their logistics operations.”
In welcoming the AAL Newcastle – one of AAL’s ‘A-Class’ 31,000 dwt multipurpose, heavy lift vessels – Pappin noted that the first call to SWP went very well. She echoed the words of SWP President & CEO, Ted Pickell who commented that “The seamless berthing and cargo discharge was a success in every regard and a milestone for our new facility. We couldn’t be more pleased.” Pappin also credited the strong support from the community of Stewart in helping make SWP a success.
AAL’s Pacific Service offers a monthly sailing frequency between North Asia and West Coast North America and deploys a fleet of three modern ‘A-Class’ vessels, each with a combined lifting capacity of 700 mt. These best-in-class vessels are designed and equipped to load and accommodate outsized project cargo alongside containers and break bulk cargo like steel and pulp.
For his part, Captain Olesky was very complimentary of his first experience in Stewart and looked forward to future visits. The AAL Newcastle, with a crew of 24, follows a route along the West Coast of North America – from Stewart to San Diego, Long Beach, Vancouver and Squamish – before returning to Asia.