AAL was named ‘Best Maritime Cargo Provider 2014’ at the 2015 Cargo Logistics Canada Awards of Excellence, held in Vancouver as part of the Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference. The award win follows a sustained 2-year period of investment and development for AAL in the Pacific region, which in 2014 saw the establishment of the Pacific Service.
On the same day that AAL received the award, it also celebrated the inaugural call of AAL Singapore, an A-Class 31,000mt dwt, 2nd generation multipurpose heavy lift vessel at the Squamish Terminals, British Columbia. The vessel and crew successfully loaded a major consignment of pulp at Squamish Terminals (a deep-water breakbulk terminal located at the north end of Howe Sound – 32 nautical miles north of the Port of Vancouver), before continuing its regular North Asia – North America West Coast liner schedule.
Felix Schoeller, Line Manager of the Pacific Service, commented: “As we celebrate our 20th year of operating, we are honoured to have been recognised by the CLC Awards of Excellence and remain firmly committed to developing our services across North America and the Pacific. It is an important region for our customers and we are seeing increased growth and demand for our unique offering. In providing both liner and dedicated tramp sailings, we offer customers efficient, trustworthy and highly flexible transportation solutions – wherever and whenever they need them and at the right price.”