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COMPANY PROFILE

Founded in the Netherlands in 1995 and since 2009 headquartered in Singapore, AAL is a global multipurpose shipping operator that serves the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry. 

We have grown into one of the world’s largest and most trusted carriers and our customers represent industries like energy, oil & gas, mining, forestry, leisure, agriculture and construction. Our vision is to be the best at what we do and to create sustainable growth and an unparalleled reputation, built on trust and service.

Added to our multiple industry awards, in 2019 AAL won ‘Shipping Line of the Year 2019’, beating out stiff competition at the inaugural HLPFI Heavy Lift Awards which took place in Antwerp.

We offer our customers a unique ‘total’ multipurpose shipping solution, comprising THREE distinct service models that can be combined as required: Chartering Solutions deliver tailor-made and highly competitive chartering options for any cargo type and to any compass point on either a spot, or long-term engagement basis. Liner Services provide scheduled and regular sailings that connect the main ports of Asia Pacific and Oceania. Our growing portfolio of Semi-Liner Services combine fixed-route sailings with highly flexible port calls on trades between Asia, Middle East, the Americas and Europe.

AAL’s expanding global infrastructure of representative offices and supporting agencies stretches from North Asia and Oceania to the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. With our award-winning team of multinational and multilingual professionals on land and sea – including our best-in-class engineering and technical team – we swiftly and effectively address around-the-clock demands of a global customer base.

Our growing fleet of specialist multipurpose, heavy lift vessels is one of the sector’s youngest and largest. It comprises multiple and highly flexible vessel sizes (ranging from 19,000 to 33,000 dwt) and combines significant cargo intake and economies of scale with strong heavy lift capability.

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OUR VALUES

  • Accountability
  • Approachability
  • Leadership

A company powered by people, a future defined by excellence.

OUR MISSION

We will achieve our vision by understanding the needs of our customers and building their trust by:

  • providing services of the highest quality;
  • building our global operation and striving for optimum profitability, with sustainability and ethics;
  • operating regular and reliable Liner and Semi-Liner services;
  • providing quality, tailor-made Chartering solutions;
  • developing more added-value services and expanding our reach into new and attractive markets, whilst maintaining the integrity of our existing framework;
  • using modern hardware and technology whenever possible in the provision of our services worldwide;
  • maintaining the highest level of expertise and qualification at all levels;
  • striving for a “zero harm and zero damage” record.

OUR VISION

By 2023, AAL will become the MPP sector’s benchmark for growth, profitability, leadership and excellence at every level – an ambition realised through the talent, commitment and shared values of our employees and management and galvanised by placing customers at the core of our decision-making.

OUR QUALITY CHARTER

  • Conduct cargo planning in a manner that ensures optimum cargo care in compliance with relevant regulations, with an emphasis on effective and safe stowage methods whilst maintaining optimum cost benefits.
  • Provide customers with the most suitable infrastructure, including specialized lifting equipment and a real-time booking and stowage system, aimed at meeting their cargo needs.
  • Understand our customer requirements and work for hand in hand with our suppliers to offer customised solutions and personalized service.
  • Recognise that our people are our most important asset and strive for an open and supportive environment. Respect and recognise the contribution of all team members.
  • Provide skilled personnel that represent the values of AAL and continually develop their competencies.
  • Appreciate that communication between all of our stakeholders is crucial and strive for attention, understanding, acceptance and action.

HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring sustainable development by integrating environmental, economic and social considerations in all
    aspects and cycles of our business.
  • Establishing and maintaining a HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) Management System that meets or exceeds all relevant legal legislation and that employs the best practices whenever possible.
  • Protecting the health and safety of all parties involved in our operations and building a culture that engages all entities to deliver on “zero harm and zero damage” goal.
  • Improving our environmental and energy performance by applying the principles of pollution prevention and a diligent use of resources, thereby optimising energy and waste management in our operations.
  • Providing employees with training and a platform to develop their skills, raising awareness through internal and external communication and ensuring adequate resources to achieve HSE excellence.
  • Ensuring that a systematic review program is implemented and monitored with the goal of continual improvement in health, safety and environmental matters.

HISTORY AND MILESTONES

At AAL, we strive each day for a ‘zero harm and zero damage record’. The management and staff of AAL prioritise Health, Safety and Environmental matters as an integral part of the process with which we manage our fleet and our entire global operations.

We have in place an ongoing programme of training and re-training for our global crew and all our land-based technical, operations, commercial and support teams and our IT system and hardware are monitored 24/7 and maintained to the highest industry standard and regulations.

The company has also implemented a comprehensive management system, that haromonises and directs the internal and external operations and processes of our teams across our entire global network. Independent assessment and certification of this management system was performed by DNV-GL and such accreditation – to latest industry standards – demonstrates AAL’s ongoing commitment to achieving the highest levels of corporate governance, customer satisfaction, health, energy and environmental responsibility.

AAL is the first shipping company to be issued 2015 certifications – ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management – by DNV–GL’s subsidiary office in Singapore. These were awarded simultaneously as ISO 50001:2011 for Energy Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety.

Portfolio of Chartering Solutions, Semi-liner & Liner Services

At AAL, we have pooled our know-how, hardware and global network coverage to build a unique portfolio of services for our customers, that offers the scheduled regularity of ‘Liner Services’ and the flexibility of tailor-made ‘Chartering Solutions’.
 

Our Liner Services offer schedule integrity and regular sailings (between 17 and 30 days) to and from a large number of base ports between Asia, Oceania and Far East-Middle East regions. These scheduled sailings include:

  • Asia – East Coast Australia Service
  • North & South East Asia – West Coast Australia Service
  • Far East – Middle East Liner Service

 

An expanding portfolio of Chartering Solutions complement our Liner Services and provide tailor-made tramp sailings and seamless ocean transport solutions for all types of dry cargo, to and from every compass point. These services feature a range of semi-liner services, combining regular fixed-route sailings with highly flexible port calls:

  • Asia – North America – Europe
  • Asia – Red Sea
  • Europe – Middle East – Asia & Australia
  • Intra – Asia