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AAL COMPLETES US PETROLEUM REFINERY PROJECT USING ITS ASIA-AMERICAS TRADE ROUTE


Singapore, Wednesday 26th January 2022Project heavy lift specialist AAL Shipping (AAL) has delivered 456-metric-tonne industrial tower components to the US West Coast. The cargo was loaded in South Korea onboard the 31,000-deadweight heavy lift AAL Pusan and transported across the Pacific to the Port of Everett in Washington on AAL’s enhanced ‘Asia – US Trade Route’. Cargo handling was further complicated by strict Covid-19 restrictions at multiple ports of call, which required AAL’s global team of engineers in Singapore, Performance Optimisation Control Room technicians in Cyprus, and the vessel’s Master and crew communicating seamlessly.

The tower components were transported on behalf of global logistics provider Geodis Freight Forwarding and will form part of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at a US petroleum refinery. The unit produces several types of gas oil that are heavier than middle distillates such as jet fuel, kerosene, and diesel. These distillates can be further refined to make products such as light-cycle oil, gasoline, and naphtha.

Nicola Pacifico, Global Head of AAL Transport Engineering, commented, “The main cargo unit was 50 m long and weighed 456 metric tonnes. As is usual with complex oil and gas components, the technical requirements were extremely detailed, and we prepared 114 pages of Method Statements to comply with engineering and operational demands of the transport. Despite significant port restrictions due to Covid-19, our Master and his crew worked seamlessly to execute cargo handing instructions to the letter. And, whilst the AAL Pusan was crossing the Pacific in poor weather, we received 24/7 sailing and weather updates and routing analysis from our Cargo Optimisation Control Room team in Cyprus.”

Yahaya Sanusi, Deputy Head of AAL Transport Engineering, added, “The length of the cargo presented us with very tight clearance between the cranes, so meticulous modelling and simulations were undertaken to ensure the success of our lifting and stowage operations. We also prepared extensive load-spreading modelling, and FE-Analysis of deck structures used to ensure integrity and safety throughout. Our solution complied with stringent DNV ST-N001 Marine Operations Standards (the benchmark for offshore marine operations) and kept costs down for the customer.”

Felix Schoeller, Commercial Director of AAL, concluded, “Our Asia–Americas Trade Route sailings are performing very well, parcelling multiple cargo types for our customers on each sailing which allows us to offer significant economies of scale to every shipper, both large and small. Despite the proliferation of container cargoes in the multipurpose shipping sector, we have continued to prioritise our existing multipurpose and project heavy lift shippers.”

About AAL Shipping

AAL Shipping (AAL) is a highly awarded breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier with over 25 years’ experience creating and delivering competitive solutions for the world’s most dynamic industry sectors including oil & gas, mining, energy, construction, and agriculture. It is one of the multipurpose shipping sector’s top carriers by total fleet DWT and has a sterling reputation for safety, trust, and customer service.

AAL operates regular sailings on key trade lanes, comprising scheduled monthly liner services connecting Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania, frequent sailings through the Americas and tramp chartering solutions to any compass point. We carry all cargo types including project heavy lift, breakbulk, steel, containers and dry bulk commodities – large and small.

We operate one of the sector’s youngest and largest fleets of modern MPP heavy lift vessels. These are designed to load and carry any cargo and at the same time. The fleet comprises a variety of size classes that combine strong heavy-lift capability (700 t max and significant cargo intake volumes (40,000 cbm max). AAL spearheads the ‘mega-size’ MPV segment, with a range of 30,000dwt + tonnage that offer our shippers highly competitive economies of scale on each sailing.

With 11 representative offices on four continents, AAL’s team comprises over 25 different nationalities and 35 spoken languages, ensuring a local 24/7 service in key trading hubs and in support of major trade lanes globally.

For further information on AAL and its services, visit www.aalshipping.com or email marketing@aalshipping.com

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AAL COMPLETES US PETROLEUM REFINERY PROJECT USING ITS ASIA-AMERICAS TRADE ROUTE

Singapore, Wednesday 26th January 2022: Project heavy lift specialist AAL Shipping (AAL) has delivered 456-metric-tonne industrial tower components to the US West Coast. The cargo was loaded in South Korea onboard the 31,000-deadweight heavy lift AAL Pusan and transported across the Pacific to the Port of Everett in Washington on AAL’s enhanced ‘Asia – US Trade Route’. Cargo handling was further complicated by strict Covid-19 restrictions at multiple ports of call, which required AAL’s global team of engineers in Singapore, Performance Optimisation Control Room technicians in Cyprus, and the vessel’s Master and crew communicating seamlessly.

The tower components were transported on behalf of global logistics provider Geodis Freight Forwarding and will form part of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at a US petroleum refinery. The unit produces several types of gas oil that are heavier than middle distillates such as jet fuel, kerosene, and diesel. These distillates can be further refined to make products such as light-cycle oil, gasoline, and naphtha.

Nicola Pacifico, Global Head of AAL Transport Engineering, commented, “The main cargo unit was 50 m long and weighed 456 metric tonnes. As is usual with complex oil and gas components, the technical requirements were extremely detailed, and we prepared 114 pages of Method Statements to comply with engineering and operational demands of the transport. Despite significant port restrictions due to Covid-19, our Master and his crew worked seamlessly to execute cargo handing instructions to the letter. And, whilst the AAL Pusan was crossing the Pacific in poor weather, we received 24/7 sailing and weather updates and routing analysis from our Cargo Optimisation Control Room team in Cyprus.”

Yahaya Sanusi, Deputy Head of AAL Transport Engineering, added, “The length of the cargo presented us with very tight clearance between the cranes, so meticulous modelling and simulations were undertaken to ensure the success of our lifting and stowage operations. We also prepared extensive load-spreading modelling, and FE-Analysis of deck structures used to ensure integrity and safety throughout. Our solution complied with stringent DNV ST-N001 Marine Operations Standards (the benchmark for offshore marine operations) and kept costs down for the customer.”

Felix Schoeller, Commercial Director of AAL, concluded, “Our Asia–Americas Trade Route sailings are performing very well, parcelling multiple cargo types for our customers on each sailing which allows us to offer significant economies of scale to every shipper, both large and small. Despite the proliferation of container cargoes in the multipurpose shipping sector, we have continued to prioritise our existing multipurpose and project heavy lift shippers.”

About AAL Shipping

AAL Shipping (AAL) is a highly awarded breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier with over 25 years’ experience creating and delivering competitive solutions for the world’s most dynamic industry sectors including oil & gas, mining, energy, construction, and agriculture. It is one of the multipurpose shipping sector’s top carriers by total fleet DWT and has a sterling reputation for safety, trust, and customer service.

AAL operates regular sailings on key trade lanes, comprising scheduled monthly liner services connecting Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania, frequent sailings through the Americas and tramp chartering solutions to any compass point. We carry all cargo types including project heavy lift, breakbulk, steel, containers and dry bulk commodities – large and small.

We operate one of the sector’s youngest and largest fleets of modern MPP heavy lift vessels. These are designed to load and carry any cargo and at the same time. The fleet comprises a variety of size classes that combine strong heavy-lift capability (700 t max and significant cargo intake volumes (40,000 cbm max). AAL spearheads the ‘mega-size’ MPV segment, with a range of 30,000dwt + tonnage that offer our shippers highly competitive economies of scale on each sailing.

With 11 representative offices on four continents, AAL’s team comprises over 25 different nationalities and 35 spoken languages, ensuring a local 24/7 service in key trading hubs and in support of major trade lanes globally.

For further information on AAL and its services, visit www.aalshipping.com or email marketing@aalshipping.com

Follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.