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Charges & Notices

BUNKER SURCHARGE NOTICE

AAL ASIA – AUSTRALIA EAST-COAST & WEST-COAST LINER SERVICES

Dear Customers, 

Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area caused by the current events in Europe we are forced to add an Emergency Bunker Adjustment Factor (EBAF) surcharge across our ‘Asia-Australia East & West Coast Liner Services’.

The revised BAF surcharges are as follows:
Breakbulk: USD 50.00 per RT (including EBAF USD 18.00)
• Standard Containers: USD 975.00 per TEU (including EBAF USD 250.00)


and will come into effect from the following sailings:
• AAL BANGKOK v.22003 or sub
• AAL FREMANTLE v.22002 or sub

We are monitoring bunker prices closely and will advise you of any further changes affecting surcharges. Please do not hesitate to contact your AAL representative for any further information.

In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

ASIA TO EAST COAST AUSTRALIA LINER SERVICE

BRISBANE PORT CLOSURE

Dear Customers,
Due to the recent weather events in Brisbane and in accordance with the Regional Harbour Master’s directive, AAL Dampier-21010 was unable to berth as scheduled on Sunday 27th February 2022. As per latest advice, we are expecting to get alongside at AAT Terminal tomorrow 5th March 2022.

As a result of these unforeseen delays, AAL will be applying our Australian Terminal Congestion Surcharge (AUD 15.00 per FRT) to all bookings being discharged in Brisbane.

We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Kind regards,

AAL Shipping

BUNKER SURCHARGE NOTICE

EUROPE-MIDDLE EAST/INDIA-ASIA LINER SERVICE

Dear Customers,
 
Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area, we are adjusting the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge for Breakbulk Cargo on our ‘Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Liner Service’ and with effect from Friday 4th March 2022

The increased BAF surcharge only applies to Breakbulk Cargo, and is as follows:

• Breakbulk: USD 50.00 per RT

The increased BAF surcharge for Containers as follows:  

• USD 450.00 per TEU

• USD 900.00 per FEU

We are monitoring bunker prices closely and will advise you of any further changes affecting surcharges. Please do not hesitate to contact your AAL representative for any further information. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

AAL SHIPPING INCREASES ORDER OF ITS INNOVATIONALTHIRD GENERATION NEWBUILDINGS 

Late November 2021, AAL Shipping (AAL) announced the launch of its third-generation newbuilding plan with the initial order of four 32,000 deadweight (DWT) premium project multipurpose vessels and classifying them the ‘Super B-Class’. The design of these vessels was a collaboration between AAL’s engineering and commercial teams working alongside sister company, Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) – responsible for over 270 newbuilding projects in top yards around the world. The carrier, which already operates a fleet of 25 heavy lift multipurpose vessels (MPVs) on busy trades globally, has now increased its order of the Super B-Class to SIX vessels and released first images, technical and design details of how these revolutionary premium project carriers will live up to their ‘super’ name.

Nicola Pacifico, Global Head of AAL’s Transport Engineering Department, explained, ‘These vessels were designed to be the most efficient and competent MPVs in the water. They will perfectly complement AAL’s fleet and service profile and, in their design, we harnessed all of our engineering team’s expertise in handling heavy lift, breakbulk and dry bulk cargo since 1995. The Super B-Class will have the capability to accommodate safely more than 60,000 freight tonnes (FRT) of cargo on a single sailing and literally any cargo big and small. The already significant clear weather deck space of 146 x 26 metres will feature unique extendable pontoons that can increase stowage space even further, as well as allowing certain cargoes to safely overhang the deck when required, like wind blades. 

‘With the bridge and accommodation block positioned forward, our crews will have unobscured sailing visibility and no physical restriction on cargo height. Moreover, the vessels can also sail with open hatch covers, enabling extremely tall and over-dimensional units to be stowed safely in hold space. And, despite significant cargo intake volume and size (vessels will be just shy of 180m in length), the hull design of the Super B-Class will deliver a 6.5 metre minimum draft, allowing AAL to call far smaller and more remote ports, which is perfect for employment on dedicated large projects.’ 

Yahaya Sanusi, Deputy Head of AAL’s Transport Engineering Department and the naval architect responsible for many of the ideas incorporated into the vessels’ innovative design added, ‘Three heavy lift cranes positioned along the vessels’ port side will feature 350t lift each and combinable up to 700t max. Tandem lifting can be done in combination with both crane number 1 and 2, and crane number 2 and 3.  This enables cargo loading at both the fore and aft of the vessel – optimising deck space and capacity and mitigating the need to lift large project cargo into just one area and move it by other means into final stowage position which is time and labour intensive.  The cranes are also designed with a wider outreach of 35.7 metres at higher lifting capacity and render far more flexibility and options when loading large and / or heavy units.’ 

Under deck there will be two box-shaped cargo holds, one a staggering 68 x 25 metres, and the other 38 x 25 metres and with a height of 15.6 metres. They also feature adjustable pontoon triple deck capabilities as required, to optimise cargo intake. With no centre line bulkhead, the holds are designed to perfectly accommodate dry bulk commodities and optimised for stowage of dangerous IMO cargoes. 

The Super B-Class will be dual fuel and methanol ready and run-on MAN main engines of 7,380 kW – supported by 2 x 1,700 kW and 1 x 1,065 kW auxiliary diesel generators.   The vessels will be NOx Tier III compatible with HPSCR, EEDI phase 3 compliancy, featuring a projected service speed of 14.5 knots. They will also feature modern ballast water treatment systems and innovative hull coating that delivers greater fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. Overall, the Super B-Class will meet the highest possible automation and emission standards, as well as complying with IMO regulations on emissions and sustainability for environmental protection. 

Five of the Super B-Class will be named after major breakbulk ports: AAL Antwerp, AAL Hamburg, AAL Houston, AAL Dubai and AAL Dammam. The sixth vessel will proudly bear the name AAL Limassol, in tribute to the town where AAL’s story first began in 1995.

BAF – EUROPE-MIDDLE EAST/INDIA-ASIA LINER SERVICE

Dear Customers,
 
Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area, we are adjusting the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge for Breakbulk Cargo on our ‘Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Liner Service’ and with effect from Tuesday 25th January 2022.

The increased BAF surcharge only applies to Breakbulk Cargo, and is as follows:

• Breakbulk: USD 30.00 per RT

The increased BAF surcharge for Containers as follows:        

• USD 275.00 per TEU

• USD 495.00 per FEU

We are monitoring bunker prices closely and will advise you of any further changes affecting surcharges. Please do not hesitate to contact your AAL representative for any further information. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

AUSTRALIAN TERMINAL CONGESTION SURCHARGE

AAL Asia – Australia East-Coast & West-Coast Liner Services

Dear Customers,


AAL has been providing reliable and regular shipping services from Asia to Australia for over 25 years and is continuing to do so even today when opportunities to ship are getting rarer for our clients.

Unfortunately, due to the increasing terminal congestion in Australian ports AAL will need to start charging an ‘Australian Terminal Congestion Surcharge’ (ATCS) to partially recover the additional cost, as follows:

  • Breakbulk: AUD 15.00/RT
  • Containers: AUD 525.00/TEU

This ATCS will apply from following voyages and for all Australian discharge ports:

  • Australia East-Coast: AAL BANGKOK v.22001
  • Australia West-Coast: AAL FREMANTLE v.21009

We are monitoring the situation closely and will adjust the ATCS accordingly.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

BUNKER SURCHARGE NOTICE

AAL Asia – Australia East-Coast & West-Coast Liner Services

Dear Customers,

Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area, we are adjusting the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge across our ‘Asia-Australia East & West Coast Liner Services’.


The revised BAF surcharges are as follows:
• Breakbulk: USD 32.00 per RT
• Standard Containers: USD 725.00 per TEU


and will come into effect from the following sailings:
• AAL SHANGHAI v.22002 or sub
• AAL NANJING v.22002 or sub


We are monitoring bunker prices closely and will advise you of any further changes affecting surcharges. Please do not hesitate to contact your AAL representative any for further information.

In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support.


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