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AAL CARRIES OUT SIX MONTH SERIES OF SHIPMENTS FOR THE NEW 181MW DULACCA WIND FARM IN QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA – TRANSPORTING 375,000 FRT OF CARGO

Between February and July 2022, AAL Shipping (AAL) is operating a series of shipments between China and Brisbane to transport heavy lift and project cargo components for the 181MW Dulacca Wind Farm planned for development in Queensland Australia – a plant expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 124,000 homes in the region. Employed by multiple global logistics companies to manage the ocean transportation for some of the Wind Farm’s largest components, AAL’s shipments are comprising 43 Vestas wind turbines (towers and blades), transformers, electrical cables and other – a total of close to 375,000 freight tonnes (FRT) of cargo.

Marco Wendt, Chartering Manager at AAL Europe and spearheading AAL’s global wind cargo movements, explained, ‘AAL has been working closely with Vestas and its appointed logistics partners for a number of years, serving many of its wind farm projects around the world on both a long and short-term employment basis. It is a privilege to have this position of trust on such important projects and the successful and safe delivery of our customer’s cargo is a key objective for AAL and our teams worldwide.’

Andrew Mangan, Chartering Manager at AAL and coordinating the sailings into Australia from the carrier’s Singapore Headquarters added, ‘The shipments into Brisbane for Dulacca are being loaded from several Chinese ports including Tianjin, Taicang and Yangzhou and we are working with multiple logistics companies in their execution, each with their own specific timeline and cargo requirements. We therefore decided to utilise two different vessel classes on the project, our ‘mega-size’ 31,000 deadweight (DWT) A-Class and the more compact 19,000 DWT S-Class – to manage both large and small shipment sizes with as much efficiency and economy of scale for our customers as possible.’

Chris Yabsley, Chartering Manager at AAL Australia, added, ‘The 181MW Dulacca Wind Farm is located between Dulacca and Drillham in the Western Downs Region of Queensland and will be powered by 43 Vestas wind turbines of 4.2MW rated capacity each. It will generate enough clean energy to power 124,000 homes and inject over AUD 400m into the local economy. The award of this project is a welcome recognition of AAL’s long-standing ‘Asia – Australia’ trade lane and expertise, which has served customers with a regular scheduled service for over 26 years.  We are proud to be part of such an important local project and help to expand the use of sustainable green energy solutions in the country.

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

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

AAL WINS ‘BEST SHIPPING LINE 2019’ AT HEAVY LIFT AWARDS

Tuesday 14 October in Antwerp: AAL beats off stiff competition from the world’s top carriers to WIN top honors ‘Shipping Line of the Year 2019’ at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards, organised by HLPFI. Congratulations to everyone involved in a great night for the company and to all those working for AAL worldwide, on land and sea!

This latest honour for AAL comes in the same year that we beat stiff competition to retain the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Award (AFLAS), ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’, that was presented in Hong Kong.