AAL is a multiple award-winning global ocean transport operator that has, for over 20 years, served the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry. A member of the prestigious Schoeller Holdings Group, we draw upon a distinguished shipping pedigree that has seen us grow into one of the world’s largest multipurpose operators.
Our customers represent industries like energy, oil & gas, mining, forestry, leisure, agriculture and construction – and our vision is to be the best at what we do and create sustainable growth and an unparalleled reputation, built on trust and service.
In 2016, AAL was awarded: ‘Breakbulk Operator of the Year 2016’ (Global Freight Awards), ‘Excellence in Project Cargo Shipping 2016’(Australia Shipping Awards), ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2016’ (AFLAS Awards).
In 2017, AAL won the prestigious AFLAS Award once again, for excellence in global project shipping: ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2017’and ‘Best Logistics 2017’ at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards.
In 2018, AAL retained the AFLAS Award: ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2018’. This year, we beat out stiff competition to retain the AFLAS Award: ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2019’ and have added to this with the highly prestigious ‘Shipping Line of the Year 2019’ honour at the inaugural HLPFI Heavy Lift Awards in Antwerp.
GIANT CABLE CAROUSEL FOR OFFSHORE ENERGY PROJECT15 July 2020-AAL TRANSPORTS GIANT CABLE CAROUSEL (CIRCUMFERENCE OF 73M) FROM DUBAI TO TAIWAN FOR A US $2 BILLION OFFSHORE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT Breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier, AAL Shipping has delivered a cable carousel measuring [...]
TWO SIEMENS GENERATORS FOR EU & IRAQ POWER PLANTS2 July 2020-The ‘mega-size’ heavy lift multipurpose vessel (MPV), AAL Singapore, transported two Siemens generators with a combined weight of almost 700mt for two separate gas-fired power plants in Europe and Iraq that will help to generate [...]
HOW ‘A-BOAT’ THAT! 38 YACHTS IN A SINGLE SAILING8 June 2020-‘MEGA SIZE’ MPV AAL MELBOURNE TRANSPORTS 38 YACHTS ON DECK FROM US TO EUROPE Award-winning multipurpose and project heavy lift carrier AAL Shipping, in partnership with Peters & May, has successfully transported 38 private yachts [...]
AAL DELIVERS 1,800mt OF GIANT JIB CRANES TO DUBAI27 April 2020-The AAL Melbourne recently loaded two cranes and their components weighing just over 1,800 mt in total in Taicang, for onward transport to Jebel Ali. The 42m high main modules towered over the 31,000 dwt [...]
AAL’s ‘GET ONBOARD!’ CAMPAIGN OFFERS CHARITIES FREE CARRIAGE15 April 2020-AAL is offering cargo transport, free of freight charge, to registered charities worldwide needing to transport vital goods and equipment internationally and suffering the financial effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the wake of [...]
DELIVERING PEACE OF MIND DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC18 March 2020-At AAL we have been closely monitoring global developments in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and already undertaken company-wide measures to ensure the health and safety of our people and the continuity of our shipping services [...]
INAUGURAL EU-ASIA LINER SERVICE CALL IN HAMBURG!17 March 2020-Hamburg welcomed the ‘AAL Kembla’ on her first call in Germany’s largest universal port. She berthed at C. Steinweg’s multi-purpose Süd-West-Terminal. AAL Shipping is deploying the heavy-lift/project cargo ship on its new monthly liner service [...]
AAL’s 25th ANNIVERSARY KICKS-OFF IN STYLE @ BB ME 20201 March 2020-AAL’s 25th-anniversary celebrations got off to a fine start at the Breakbulk Middle East 2020 Expo in Dubai (25-26 February). As well as being ‘Thought Leader‘ sponsor of the conference, Managing Director Kyriacos Panayides was [...]
GENOA-BASED HUGO TRUMPY JOINS AAL’S EU AGENCY NETWORK25 February 2020-Hot on the heels of the recent launch of its ‘Europe – Middle East/India – Asia Monthly Liner Service’, award-winning multipurpose heavy lift carrier AAL has appointed Genovese shipping firm, Hugo Trumpy Srl to be [...]
AAL’S BENELUX AGENT ‘DKT’ BOOSTS MPP CAPABILITY12 February 2020-Antwerp-based Shipping Agency, DKT (De Keyser Thornton Group), has appointed two top ex Rickmers/Zeamarine Managers, Kurt Lyssens and Peter De Boer – both highly regarded and experienced liner services operators – to strengthen its commercial [...]
AAL TRANSPORTS SIX RTGs ON ITS ASIA – US SERVICE13 January 2020-January 2020 – Award-winning multipurpose and project heavy lift carrier, AAL, has opened its 25th year of operations with the successful delivery of a cargo of six RTGs (rubber tyred gantry cranes) in a single [...]
IMO 2020 LOW SULPHUR FUEL REGULATION24 December 2019-In strict accordance with the above regulation, AAL has migrated its entire fleet to the use of fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5% or less. This fuel comprises variants such as Low Sulphur Fuel [...]
ALL SHIP-SHAPE ONBOARD THE AAL BANGKOK!18 December 2019-The AAL Bangkok recently provided the perfect ocean transport solution for a leading yacht transport and boat shipping company, representing a select group of private owners seeking a Caribbean climate for their pleasure cruising this [...]
AAL WINS ‘BEST SHIPPING LINE 2019’ AT HEAVY LIFT AWARDS17 October 2019-Tuesday 14 October in Antwerp: AAL beats off stiff competition from the world’s top carriers to WIN top honors ‘Shipping Line of the Year 2019’ at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards, organised by HLPFI. Congratulations [...]