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SCHEDULE CHANGE NOTIFICATION – AAL ASIA – AUSTRALIA EAST-COAST SERVICE (AUEC)

Dear Customers,

Please be advised that due to increased demand for our services we will be adding additional tonnage to our end of September / beginning of October ‘Asia – Australia East Coast Liner Service (AUEC)’ sailing – namely the AAL Paris-21003, which will only call Shanghai.

In addition, we hope to alleviate schedule delays, caused by severe port congestion issues in Shanghai, for Customers shipping ex-Incheon and / or Tianjin, by omitting Shanghai from both the AAL Melbourne-21005 & AAL Singapore-21005 sailings.

A new schedule will be distributed 24th August 2021, reflecting the above changes. In meantime, we will also be sending revised booking confirmations to those customers directly impacted by the above changes.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

EMERGENCY RECOVERY CHARGE – AAL DAMPIER 21006 – FREMANTLE

Dear Customers,

The Fremantle Port Authority has decided that the AAL DAMPIER is required to vacate her berth on 21 August 2021 and move to anchorage awaiting completion of cargo work for the Ro-Ro vessel FIDELIO citing Port Efficiency. This will delay the AAL DAMPIER by a minimum of 3 days.

Our contracted stevedores are also dealing with an industrial dispute that has already delayed the berthing and working of the AAL DAMPIER by several days.

An Emergency Recovery Charge of US$15.00/RT will be applied to all Fremantle cargoes discharged off the AAL DAMPIER 21006.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

EMAIL AND IT RELATED FRAUD – NOTIFICATION & SECURITY MEASURES

Dear Colleague/s

We would like to draw your attention to the growing risk of online scams and other cyber and email security threats that have affected many organisations.

Recent scamming activity has involved fraudulent requests to change bank account details of suppliers/creditors, thereby redirecting payments to criminals and not to the intended recipient.

Such crimes harness electronic media channels but are not just an IT matter and require awareness and vigilance at all levels to combat the potential risks involved. Our own staff are trained to be constantly on the look-out for scam attempts, and we encourage all our stakeholders to also learn to detect fraudulent emails and websites and be as vigilant as possible.

Please note that it is unlikely that AAL would change its bank account details. In the unlikely event that we would need to change either a beneficiary name or bank account details, we would adopt the following 2-step process:

1) Step 1: We would notify you of the bank account change by email; and

2) Step 2: We would ask you to contact AAL by telephone for verbal verification of the legitimacy of the account change notice.

We strongly recommend that you do not make any payments until you are fully satisfied that a bank account change notice is genuine.

In summary:

1) Please treat any bank account change notice as suspicious and take suitable precautions;

2) In the event of any suspicion, regarding an AAL transaction, please contact us by telephone;

3) Official AAL communication is always sent from @aalshipping.com; and we never use @gmail, @yahoo or other free email services.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST/INDIA – ASIA LINER SERVICE EPCS NOTICE

Due to the worsening port and terminal congestion situation within our trading area, we have revised the Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge (EPCS) on our ‘Europe – Middle East/India – Asia Liner Service’ as follows:

  • Breakbulk: USD 5.00/RT
  • Containers:           
    • USD 100.00/TEU
    • USD 200.00/FEU

The above EPCS will come into effect from the following sailing:

  • AAL Kembla: 09E21

Whilst writing, we also kindly remind you that our current BAF surcharges are as follows:

  • Breakbulk: USD 20.00/RT
  • Containers:           
    • USD 300.00/TEU
    • USD 600.00/FEU

We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide further updates accordingly.
 
Regards,
 
AAL Management Team

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICE EMERGENCY PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE NOTICE

Dear Customers,

Due to the worsening port and terminal congestion situation within our trading area, we have revised the ‘Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge’ (EPCS) – relating to our Asia – Australia East-Coast & West-Coast Liner Services – as follows:

  • Breakbulk:                       USD 20.00/RT
  • Containers:                     USD 700.00/TEU

The increased EPCS will apply from the following voyages and for all load ports:

  • Australia East-Coast:    AAL Melbourne        v.21005 
  • Australia West-Coast:   AAL Dampier            v.21008

We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide further updates accordingly.

Regards,

AAL Management Team