COMPANY PROFILE

Founded in the Netherlands in 1995 and since 2009 headquartered in Singapore, AAL is an award-winning global multipurpose shipping operator that has served the project heavy lift, breakbulk and dry bulk sectors for 25 years.

We offer our customers a unique ‘total’ multipurpose shipping solution, comprising THREE distinct service models: Chartering Solutions deliver tailor-made and competitive chartering options for any cargo type and to any compass point on a spot, or long-term engagement basis. Liner Services provide scheduled and regular sailings that connect the main ports of Asia Pacific and Oceania and Europe across to Asia. Fixed Trade Route Services provide monthly sailings and port call flexibility on in-demand trades including Asia – Americas and Asia – EU.

We have grown into one of the world’s largest and most trusted carriers and our customers around the world represent industries like energy, oil & gas, mining, forestry, leisure, agriculture and construction. Our vision is to be the best at what we do and create sustainable growth and an unparalleled reputation, built on trust and service. Added to our multiple industry awards, in 2023 AAL won “Ship Operator of the Year at the prestigious Heavy Lift Awards, and the “Best Shipping Line-Project Cargo” at the AFLAS Awards.

AAL’s expanding global infrastructure of offices and supporting agencies stretches from Asia and Oceania to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. With our award-winning team of multinational professionals on land and sea – including our best-in-class engineering and technical team – we swiftly and effectively address the 24/7 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 vessel sizes and combines significant cargo intake with heavy lift capability

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OUR
FOUNDATION

By 2030, 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.

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 Fixed Trade Routes 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.
  • Accountability
  • Approachability
  • Leadership

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

  • 110+ Land-Based Staff
  • 26 Employee Nationalities
  • 35 Languages Spoken
  • 28 Years of Operational Excellence
  • 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 customized solutions and personalized service.
  • Recognize that our people are our most important asset and strive for an open and supportive environment. Respect and recognize 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.

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.

Here is a link to our 2022 Sustainability Report.

AAL is committed to improving its sustainability performance through promoting a culture of sustainability,  managing activities and operations in a manner that minimizes environmental and social impacts and enabling the integration of sustainability principles and practices into everyday operations relationships with the community.

We are committed to:
• Develop, provide and promote sustainable transportation solutions for customers, being flexible and adaptable to industry and local regions’ changing needs.
• Develop strong partnerships to pursue common sustainability goals and objectives.
• Integrate environmental, economic and social considerations in all aspects and cycles of its business.
• Develop a sustainable procurement policy to ensure social, ethical and environmental scrutiny of products and services whilst achieving best value.
• Maximize energy efficiency, use of renewable resources and use of low carbon technology.
• Minimize waste generation and facilitate repair, reuse and recycling over disposal of wastes.
• Maintain biodiversity and enhance AAL grounds.
• Promote sustainable travel.
• Commit to assessment of the environmental impacts associated with its activities and services, and develop and track measures of the Company’s progress.
• Meet the requirements of environmental legislation and commit to a process of continual environmental improvement.
• Establish sustainability indicators to enable accountability, to communicate specific goals, and to monitor and report on progress.
• Promote and adopt sustainable initiatives.

AAL Shipping (AAL) is committed to ensuring full compliance with international sanctions regulations, and the protection of our customers and other supply chain partners from illegally engaging with sanctioned companies, entities, or individuals. For this reason, we have in place a robust Due Diligence and Sanctions Policy (the ‘Policy’), which is available to our customers and partners to review at any time.

The Policy outlines a comprehensive global sanctions and due diligence framework of requirements and standards designed to ensure full compliance with recognised sanctions obligations globally. In addition to the requirements of the Singaporean sanctions regime, AAL complies with the sanctions laws and regulations of the United Nations, European Union, United Kingdom and the United States.

AAL will neither knowingly facilitate trade, nor permit business relationships, with entities, organisations, or individuals designated on any of the UN, EU, UK, or US Economic Sanctions lists. Any proposed shipment and/or business activity that is even considered as potentially in breach of Sanctions may be declined. At the same time, AAL will look favourably upon entities, organisations, or individuals that employ a proven sanctions screening process.

Going forward, we are committed to minimising any sanctions exposure across our operations and to ensuring that related policies are consistently aligned with ever-evolving regulatory standards. Accordingly, our Policy will remain fluid and subject to change at any time. We therefore ask that if you have any queries or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact your local AAL team at any time or send us your enquiry to legal@aalshipping.com.

Quality, safety and sustainability are top priorities across our global operation and we look to work with partners and suppliers who share these core values and can help us go beyond meeting our customer expectations and maintain our leadership in these areas. Third parties that we work with shall adhere to AAL’s strict Supplier Code of Conduct, which highlights our approach to business ethics, fair trade, human rights, the environment and social responsibility – amongst others.

HISTORY & MILESTONES

1995

Austral Asia Line BV is incorporated in the Netherlands and with its commercial head office in Brisbane, to provide a breakbulk, multipurpose liner service between South East Asia and Papua New Guinea, Queensland and the Northern Territories of Australia.

1998

Project Asia Service is incorporated in the Netherlands, with its commercial head office in Brisbane, to provide services between North Asia, PNG and Australia East Coast.

1999

Opening of Representative Office in Singapore.

2000

Opening of Representative Office in Shanghai.

2001

Delivery of owned, first generation, newly-build, heavy lift, multipurpose vessels: D-Class vessels (30,000 DWT)* *Now retired

2004

Launch of PNG Express Service, linking Asia and PNG – now replaced by our New Pacific Line. A dedicated Project Cargo Department is established.

2006

Austral Asia Line BV and Project Asia Service BV (PAS) merge to form Austral Asia Line. The Asia to Australia’s West Coast Liner Service is launched. Introduction of 4 owned H-Class multipurpose, heavy lift vessels – now retired. Opening of Representative Office in Korea.

2008

Austral Asia Line Pte Ltd. (AAL) is incorporated, moving its headquarters to Singapore.

2011

The AAL Brisbane is the first delivery of an order for 10 new-build A-Class (31,000 DWT) multipurpose, heavy lift vessels. A new ‘Tramp & Projects’ division is launched, to offer global, tailor-made chartering solutions.

2012

The AAL Fremantle is the first delivery of an order for 4 new-build S-Class (19,000 DWT) multipurpose, heavy lift vessels. Opening of Representative Office in Houston. Opening of Representative Office in Hamburg. Expansion of East Coast Australia Service into New Zealand.

2013

First entry into the North American market is marked by frequent and fixed route sailings, through the company’s Tramp & Projects division.

2014

A new and dedicated Pacific Liner Service (Pacific Service) is launched. Expansion of our Tramp & Projects division's fleet, with chartered 3rd party tonnage. AAL awarded 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo 2014' at the AFSCA Awards

2015

Austral Asia Line is formally re-branded globally to ‘AAL’. Opening of an AAL Office in Japan. Introduction of regular, fixed route sailings by our Tramp & Projects division, in key geographical areas. AAL Awarded ‘Best Maritime Cargo Provider 2014’ at the 2015 Cargo Logistics Canada Awards of Excellence. Opening of an AAL Office in UAE.

2016

Tramp & Projects Division increases portfolio of ‘Semi-Liner Services’, to incorporate routes between Asia and The Middle East, via The Gulf and the Red Sea. AAL 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).

2017

AAL awarded: ‘Best Logistics 2017’ (Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards) & ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2017’ (AFLAS Awards).

2018

AAL awarded: ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2018’ (AFLAS Awards), & ‘Excellence in Bulk & Heavy Lift Handling Commendation (DCN Australian Shipping Awards)’.

2019

AAL awarded: ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2019’ (AFLAS Awards), & 'Shipping Line of the Year 2019' (Heavy Lift Awards).

2020

AAL Launches 'Europe - Middle East/India - Asia Monthly Liner Service'.

2021

AAL maintained excellence and was once again awarded the AFLAS Award: 'Best Project Cargo Shipping'.

2022

AAL crowned 'Ship Operator of the Year 2022' at the annual Heavy Lift and Proiect Forwarding International (HLPFI) Awards and has also triumphed again at the 2022 AFLAS Awards to win the 'Best Shipping Line-Project Cargo 2022' award.

2023

AAL awarded: 'Best Shipping Line-Project Cargo 2023' (AFLAS Awards), & 'Ship Operator of the Year 2023' (Heavy Lift Awards).

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QUALITY, HEALTH & SAFETY

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 implemented and maintains a comprehensive integrated 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 MPP/HL carrier that has a management system certified against the latest four ISO standards. ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management System – by DNV office in Singapore. We were also awarded 2018 certifications –  ISO 45001 for Safety Management System and ISO 50001 for Energy Management System.

AAL’s GLOBAL
PRESENCE

GLOBAL HEAD OFFICE

9 Temasek Boulevard
#20-01 Suntec Tower 2
Singapore 038989

Email: chartering@aalshipping.com
Phone: +65 6248 3600

OCEANIA

26 Wharf Street, Level 9,
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia
GPO Box 2933,
Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia

Email: oceania@aalshipping.com
Phone: +61 7 3332 8555

AMERICAS

Temporary address, December 01 – January 31,  2024
The Work Lodge
25700 I-45 North (North Freeway)
The Woodlands TX 7738

Email: americas@aalshipping.com
Phone: +1 713 980 1100

MIDDLE EAST

Office 2009, 20th Floor, JBC 1, Cluster G,
Jumeirah Lakes Towers,
Dubai, UAE, PO Box 283732

Email: middleeast@aalshipping.com
Phone: +97 1 4 433 1103

ASIA

SHANGHAI, CN
Unit 05 Level 15, Litong Plaza 1350 Sichuan
North Road Hongkou District Shanghai
200080, P.R. China

Email: china@aalshipping.com
Phone: +86 21 6135 9600

ASIA

BEIJING, CN
Level 14, Rm. 1411,
Air China Plaza No. 36 Xiaoyun Road,
Chaoyang District Beijing 100027,
China

Email: china@aalshipping.com
Phone: +86 10 8447 5255

ASIA

QINGDAO, CN
Rm 216, Building D1,
Zhong Lian Plaza, No.122 Nanjing Road,
Qingdao, Shandong 266071,
China

Email: china@aalshipping.com
Phone: +86 532 8575 3558

ASIA

TOKYO, JP
7th Floor,
Kibun Daiichi Building 7-5-3 Tsukiji,
Chuo-ku 104-0045
Tokyo Japan

Email: japan@aalshipping.com
Phone: +81 3 3541 9192

EUROPE

HAMBURG, DE (REGIONAL HUB)
AAL Shipping GmbH & Co KG
Grosse Elbstrasse 275 22767
Hamburg Germany

Email: europe@aalshipping.com
Phone: +49 40 36 13 04 505

EUROPE

PORVOO, FI
Sexmansvägen 31 ,
06500 Porvoo,
Finland

Email: finland@aalshipping.com
Phone: +358 408277031

EUROPE

PARIS, FR (AFRICA ENQUIRIES)
33 Rue L’Erlanger 75016,
Paris France

Email: africa@aalshipping.com
Phone: +33 1 40 71 85 12

De Keyser Thornton NV

Brouwesvliet 25 B 2000 Antwerpen,
Belgium

Email: info@dkt.be
Phone: +32 3 205 31 00

Khedivial Marine Agency S.A.E

129 El Merghany Street Heliopolis, Cairo,
Egypt

Email: agency@kmaegypt.com
Phone: +202 2690 11 00
Phone: +202 2690 12 00
Phone: +202 2690 13 00

Merchant Shipping Services Pvt Ltd

129 A: 102, Technopolis Knowledge Park,
1st Floor, Mahakali Caves Road,
Chakala, Andheri (E),
Mumbai, India, 400 093

Email: aaalindiacommercial@merchantshpg.com
Phone: +91 22 67579500

Hugo Trumpy Srl Via San Siro 10

16124 Genoa – Italy

Email: aal@hugotrumpy.it
Phone: +39 010 2494 336

CPC (Asia) Co., Ltd

7th Floor, Kibun daiichi bldg 7-5-3 Tsukiji,
Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-0045,
Japan

Email: cpc@cpc-asia.co.jp
Phone: +81 3 3541 9191

Wallem Korea Ltd

RM 1304, QB e Centum Building,
90 Centum Jungang-ro,
Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea (Postal Code : 48059)

Email: korea@aalshipping.com
Phone: +82 10 9323 2279

DAMMAM OFFICE
Sharaf Shipping Agency Co. Ltd

2nd Floor, Suite A22, Luluwa Building
King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Amamrah
PO Box 6553, Dammam 31492
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Email: info@ssadammam.com
Phone: +966 13 8352293
Phone: +966 13 8352294
Phone: +966 13 8352295

JEDDAH OFFICE
Sharaf Shipping Agency Co. Ltd

Jeddah Gate Building E9, 5th Floor,
Office 503, Al Fayha’a,
King Abdullah Rd, Emaar Square,
Jeddah 22241, Saudi Arabia

Email: info@ssajeddah.com
Phone: +966 12 6532926
Phone: +966 12 6532901
Phone: +966 12 6532905

WALLEM TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD

13F, No.168 Yongji Road
Taipei 11066

Email: agency@wallem.com.tw
Phone: +886 2 2756 8518

Navitrans Agency Services Inc.

Mumhane Cad.
No:17/4 34425 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Email: chartering@navitrans.com.tr
Phone: +90 212 2517900

Greenport Shipping Agency LLC

P.O. Box 65730,
Dubai,
U.A.E

Email: namal@gpsauae.com
Phone: +971 4 352 3123

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