The AAL Bangkok recently provided the perfect ocean transport solution for a leading yacht transport and boat shipping company, representing a select group of private owners seeking a Caribbean climate for their pleasure cruising this winter. AAL’s specialist heavy lift S-Class vessel (19,000 dwt) loaded a compiled cargo of 12 floating craft in Genoa, Italy, and successfully transported same to the Virgin Islands and Port Everglades. The 3,500m2 cargo included a 51-metre super yacht, weighing 400t, which proved short work for the Bangkok’s heavy lift cranes and their combined 700t max lift.
Pavao Kopic, AAL’s Chartering Manager in Houston commented that due to the nature and value of the cargo (insured for close to 100 million US dollars), the customer chose AAL for its reliability track record and the significant lifting capability and cargo intake volume of the S-Class fleet.
The cargo was transported via AAL’s growing Europe-US service, which features multiple tonnage options and regular sailings.