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 2019 AAL won ‘Shipping Line of the Year 2019‘ at the prestigious Heavy Lift Awards, and in 2020, the ‘Best Project Cargo Shipping 2020′ 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.

AAL Powered by Partnerships.


  • Accountability
  • Approachability
  • Leadership

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


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.


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.


  • 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.


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.


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 System and ISO 14001 for Environmental System – by DNV–GL’s subsidiary office in Singapore. We were also awarded 2018 certifications – ISO45001 for Safety System and ISO50001 for Energy System.

Portfolio of Chartering Solutions, Liner Services & Fixed Trade Route 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
  • Europe – Middle East/India – Asia Monthly 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. Our Fixed Trade Route Services combine regular monthly sailings with highly flexible port calls:

  • Asia – Americas
  • Asia – Europe
  • Atlantic