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Charges & Notices

BUNKER SURCHARGE NOTICE – AAL Europe – Middle East / India Monthly 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 Monday 18th October 2021.

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

  • Breakbulk: USD 25.00 per RT

The BAF surcharge for Containers remains at:           

  • USD 225.00 per TEU
  • USD 450.00 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 any for further information. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

ASIA TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA LINER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FREMANTLE PORT AUTHORITY – PROPOSED NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Dear Customers,

In service of our project heavy lift, breakbulk and dry bulk sector customers in Western Australia, AAL Shipping (AAL) has operated a scheduled monthly liner service between Asia and Western Australia since 2006, and Fremantle is an integral part of that operation.

September 24, 2021 we were made aware that the Fremantle Port Authority is proposing a new set of ‘Rules’, known as the ‘Inner Harbour Scheduling, Berth Efficiency Guidelines and Rules of Engagement’. Not yet set in stone, these proposed Rules have been forwarded by the Authority to interested parties for comment and input.  Having studied the document in detail on behalf of our customers and stakeholders, we are concerned about several key areas and wish to share them with you.

One of the most damaging parts of the proposed Rules is the introduction of a maximum permitted berth time of 5 days.  As you are aware, with the complex nature of our project heavy lift and breakbulk cargoes combined with a high cargo demand from local shippers and traders, AAL has required an average berthing time of 10 days.

In addition, the Rules further propose that any vessel can be instructed to vacate its berth immediately at the sole discretion of the Port Authority and lists several conditions for this, including when a large container vessel might arrive and require berthing itself.  Even though the Port Authority already has the power to order vessels off their berths, as seen recently with the AAL DAMPIER, such definition will significantly increase the possibility that this becomes a regular occurrence and disrupt the entire cargo operation of general break bulk vessels utilising common user berths.

Clearly, both points highlighted above strongly favour RoRo and container carriers over general cargo and breakbulk, and yet are being lobbied for in the name of port efficiency.

Should Fremantle Ports implement these Rules, AAL would have no option but to pass a portion of the increased costs involved to our customers. In support of the customers and local industries we serve, AAL has objected in writing to these proposed Rules – citing the negative impact they would have on our own operations, as well as those of our customers.

Whilst the proposed Rules are under consideration, each of us impacted by them has the power to make their feelings heard and respond directly to the Fremantle Port Authority with their opinions.  For your convenience, we have made available online a full transcript of the proposed Inner Harbour Scheduling, Berth Efficiency Guidelines and Rules of Engagement’.

We thank-you for your time and will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Kind regards,

The AAL Australia Team

BAF SURCHARGE NOTICE – AAL ASIA-AUS 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 27.50 per RT
  • Standard Containers:  USD 725.00 per TEU

and will come into effect from the following sailings:

  • AAL Singapore-21005 or sub
  • AAL Nanjing-21009 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

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

EUMEIA 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 EPC SURCHARGE

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

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES PORT SERVICE CHARGE NOTICE

Dear Customers,

Please take note of our Australian Port Service Charge & Destination Container Port Service Charge across our ‘Asia-Australia East & West Coast Liner Services’.

Port of Discharge Australian Port Service Charge (APSC) Destination Container Port Service Charge (DCPSC) Doc Fee
per Revenue Tonne (RT) *standard Containers only – tri-con, half-height, bulk storage tank, fuel storage tank etc will be charged APSC per Bill of Lading or Delivery Order
20’ 40’
Brisbane and QLD $25.65 $815 $1,630 $175
Newcastle only $20.19
Port Kembla and NSW $20.19
Melbourne and VIC $21.32
Adelaide and SA $24.61
Fremantle and WA/NT/TAS $27.00

 The above changes were effective from

  • East Coast – AAL Shanghai v.21003 or sub
  • West Coast – AAL Nanjing v.21007 or sub 

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

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE NOTICE

Dear Customers,  

As you may already be aware, the market is experiencing an extraordinarily high demand for multipurpose cargo services between Asia and the Australian East and West coasts. 

To ensure that AAL continues to provide the finest cargo shipping solutions possible and with as little disruption or delay to our scheduled sailings, we are introducing a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) on our monthly liner services between Asia and Australia, for the following cargo types: 

• Breakbulk: USD 10.00/RT  
• Standard Containers: USD 350.00/TEU 

The PSS will commence from the below voyages:  

Australia East-Coast:  AAL Shanghai  v.21003   
Australia West-Coast:  AAL Nanjing   v.21007  

We are monitoring the market situation closely and will revise the PSS accordingly. We appreciate your continued business and thank-you for your understanding at this time. 

Regards, 

AAL Management Team 

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES BAF SURCHARGE NOTICE

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 20.00 per RT
  • Standard Containers:  USD 525.00 per TEU

and these will come into effect from the following sailings:

  • AAL Shanghai-21003 or sub
  • AAL Nanjing-21007 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

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES APSC & DCPSC NOTICE

Dear Customers,

Please take note of our updated Australian Port Service Charge & Destination Container Port Service Charge, across our ‘Asia-Australia East & West Coast Liner Services’.

Port of Discharge Australian Port Service Charge (APSC)
per Revenue Tonne (RT)
Destination Container Port Service Charge (DCPSC)
*standard Containers only – tri-con, half-height, bulk storage tank, fuel storage tank etc will be charged APSC
Doc Fee
per Bill of Lading or Delivery Order
20’ 40’ 45’ 48’ 51’ 53’
Brisbane and QLD $24.90 $700 $1,050 $1,200 $1,250 $1,300 $1,350 $175
Newcastle only $19.60
Port Kembla and NSW $19.60
Melbourne and VIC $20.70
Adelaide and SA $23.90
Fremantle and WA/NT/TAS $27.00

The above changes were effective from

  • East Coast – AAL Melbourne – 21003 or sub
  • West Coast – AAL Nanjing – 21007 or sub

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

ASIA – AUS LINER SERVICES EPSC NOTICE

Dear Customers,

As result of increased port and terminal congestion in Tianjin and Shanghai, we are revising the ‘Emergency Ports Congestion Surcharge’ (EPCS) relating to:

  • Breakbulk: USD 5.00/RT
  • Containers:           
    • USD 175.00/TEU
    • USD 350.00/FEU

The increased EPCS will apply from the following voyages:

  • Australia East-Coast: AAL MELBOURNE v.21003 
  • Australia West-Coast: AAL DAMPIER v.21006     

We are monitoring the situation closely and will revise the EPCS as required. In the meantime, we thank-you for your understanding.

Regards,
AAL Management Team

BAF & CONGESTION SURCHARGE – ‘EU-ME/IN-ASIA LINER SERVICE’

Dear Customers,

Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area, we are adjusting the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge across our ‘Europe – Middle East – Asia Liner Services’.

The BAF surcharges are as follows:

  • Breakbulk: USD 15.00 per RT
  • Containers*:           
    • USD 225.00 per TEU
    • USD 450.00 per FEU

Due to increased waiting time we implement the following congestion surcharges on our liner trade:

  • Breakbulk: USD 3.00 per RT
  • Containers:           
    • USD 50.00 per TEU
    • USD 100.00 per FEU

The above surcharges will come into effect from 1st March 2021.

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.

Whilst writing we also take the opportunity on behalf of the whole company to wish you, your colleagues and families well during these extremely challenging times. Keep safe everyone.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES BAF SURCHARGE NOTICE

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 16.00 per RT
  • Containers*:            
    • USD 425.00 per 20` GP/HC
    • USD 850.00 per 40` GP/HC
    • USD 1025.00 per 45`- 53` GP/HC/RF

and will come into effect from the following sailings:

  • AAL Shanghai-21001 or sub
  • AAL Dampier-21004 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.

*Excluding tanktainer/bulk storage tanks/half heights and tri-con.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

EMERGENCY PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE

EMERGENCY PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE
AAL Asia – Australia East-Coast & West-Coast Liner Services

Dear Customers,
As you may already know, waiting times for berthing vessels in many Chinese ports has increased exponentially in recent weeks. Until such time that these charges return to more sustainable levels, we are introducing an ‘Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge’ (EPCS) to mitigate the rising cost of calls at the ports concerned.

This surcharge will take immediate effect and will be applied to all new and existing bookings from Xingang/Tianjin and Shanghai.
• Breakbulk: USD 3.50/RT
• Containers: USD 125.00/TEU
USD 250.00/FEU+

The first vessels with the EPCS will be:
• Australia East-Coast: AAL NEWCASTLE v.21002 (ETA TXG 5/Feb)
• Australia West-Coast: AAL DAMPIER v.21002 (ETA SHA 3/Feb)
We are monitoring the situation closely and will revise the EPCS accordingly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your understanding.

Regards,
AAL Management Team

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES APSC & DCPSC NOTICE

Dear Customers,

Please take note of our Australian Port Service Charge & Destination Container Port Service Charge across our ‘Asia-Australia East & West Coast Liner Services’.

Port of Discharge Australian Port Service Charge (APSC)
per Revenue Tonne (RT)
Destination Container Port Service Charge (DCPSC)
*standard Containers only – tri-con, half-height, bulk storage tank, fuel storage tank etc will be charged APSC
Doc Fee
per Bill of Lading or Delivery Order
20’ 40’ 45’ 48’ 51’ 53’
Brisbane and QLD $24.90 $700 $1,050 $1,200 $1,250 $1,300 $1,350 $125
Newcastle only $19.60
Port Kembla and NSW $19.60
Melbourne and VIC $20.70
Adelaide and SA $23.90
Fremantle and WA/NT/TAS $25.70

The above changes were effective from

  • East Coast – 07th December 2020 (AAL Paris-20010 or sub)
  • West Coast – 01st November 2020 (AAL Fremantle-20009 or sub)

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

EU-ME-ASIA LINER SERVICE BAF / CONGESTION CHARGE NOTICE

Dear Customers,

Following a change in bunkering costs within our trading area, we are increasing the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge across our ‘Europe – Middle East – Asia Liner Service’.

The BAF surcharges are as follows:

  • Breakbulk: USD 10.00 per RT
  • Containers:
    • USD 200.00 per TEU
    • USD 400.00 per FEU


Due to increased waiting time we implement the following congestion surcharges on our liner trade:

  • Break bulk USD 3.00 per RT
  • Containers:
    • USD 50.00 per TEU
    • USD 100.00 per FEU

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

  • AAL Kobe – 02E21

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.

Whilst writing we also take the opportunity on behalf of the whole company to wish you, your colleagues and families well during these extremely challenging times.  Keep safe everyone.

Regards,

AAL Management Team

ASIA-AUS LINER SERVICES BAF SURCHARGE NOTICE

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 12.00 per RT
  • Containers*:           
    • USD 425.00 per 20` GP/HC
    • USD 850.00 per 40` GP/HC
    • USD 1025.00 per 45`- 53` GP/HC/RF

and will come into effect from the following sailings:

  • AAL Melbourne-21001 or sub
  • AAL Fremantle-21003 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.

*Excluding tanktainer/bulk storage tanks/half heights and tri-con.

Regards,

AAL Management Team