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HOW A-BOAT THAT! AAL SHIPPING TRANSPORTS 38 YACHTS FROM USA TO EUROPE IN A SINGLE SAILING


Singapore, Tuesday 9th June, 2020 : Award-winning multipurpose (MPP) and project heavy lift carrier AAL Shipping, in partnership with Peters & May, has successfully transported 38 private yachts – the largest of which was 32 m long – on deck in a single sailing from Fort Lauderdale, US, to Southampton, UK, and Antwerp, Belgium.

The cargo covered an area of 2,500 m2 – about half the size of a soccer pitch – and was carried aboard the ‘mega size’ 31,000 dwt AAL Melbourne, with her 39,500 cbm intake capacity and weather deck space of 3,000 m2.

Marc Willim, General Manager of AAL’s Chartering Department, commented: “With 25-years’ experience delivering tramp chartering solutions and operating scheduled liner services on busy trades around the world, we have carried our fair share of pleasure craft.

“Only a few months ago, we transported an 86m long aluminium superyacht hull from China to Australia, the largest single floating cargo piece that we have ever carried.

“Similarly, 38 yachts with an average length of 16m on deck requires well-planned stowage engineering and lashing, a first-class crew and a very special ship.”

He added: “At a time when the global shipping community is concerned about the ability of MPP carriers to deliver service and schedule integrity, this sailing examples AAL’s own boosted frequency through the US.

“In a boost to the region’s shippers, in June we have multiple MPP vessels calling US West Coast, Gulf and East Coast Ports and ready to serve market needs.”

Dave Holley, Chief Executive Officer of Peters & May, concluded by saying: “Moving this many yachts in one go is always full of challenges and we are very careful which carrier we choose for such a voyage.

“AAL provided us with a timely solution and the whole operation went extremely smoothly. We are now looking forward to our next transatlantic voyage.”

The AAL Melbourne recently transported two giant jib cranes, each weighing 900 metric tonnes from Taicang, China, to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. AAL has released drone footage of both of the cargos on board the ship, which can be downloaded here.

AAL, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has launched a new initiative called ‘Get Onboard!’ offering cargo transport, free of freight charge, to registered charities worldwide needing to transport vital goods and equipment internationally and suffering the financial effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic. For details, contact aal@aalshipping.com.

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About AAL Shipping

AAL is a leading premium project heavy lift carrier, focused on long-haul project cargo solutions for majors within a wide range of dynamic industry sectors, including oil & gas, mining, energy, construction, and agriculture.

Highly awarded for its services and with over 28 years’ experience, AAL employs heavy lift MPVs with superior cargo intake and heavy-lift capability (max 700mt), offering shippers economies of scale on every sailing. With a sterling reputation for safety, reliability, and customer service, AAL is committed to transparency in its ESG activities and to being as sustainable as possible across all operations, land and sea.

Today, AAL owns and controls the majority of its operating fleet, one of the MPP sector’s largest and youngest, enabling its teams to develop sailings and solutions that best suit customer demands. Its vessels carry any cargo from project heavy lift, breakbulk and dry bulk commodities to general cargo – and all at the same time.

A significant percentage of the AAL fleet is employed across AAL’s monthly Liner Services and regular Trade Lane Services, the latter affording greater port call and scheduling flexibility. These services connect Oceania with Asia, India, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

The rest of the fleet delivers worldwide Tramp Chartering Solutions: tailormade sailings for project stakeholders, offered either on a single sailing or on a longer-term basis.

The fleet currently comprises 30 MPP heavy lift vessels and includes its six newbuildings, the ‘Super B-Class’, which will be operational from June 2024.

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

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

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HOW A-BOAT THAT! AAL SHIPPING TRANSPORTS 38 YACHTS FROM USA TO EUROPE IN A SINGLE SAILING

Singapore, Tuesday 9th June, 2020 : Award-winning multipurpose (MPP) and project heavy lift carrier AAL Shipping, in partnership with Peters & May, has successfully transported 38 private yachts – the largest of which was 32 m long – on deck in a single sailing from Fort Lauderdale, US, to Southampton, UK, and Antwerp, Belgium.

The cargo covered an area of 2,500 m2 – about half the size of a soccer pitch – and was carried aboard the ‘mega size’ 31,000 dwt AAL Melbourne, with her 39,500 cbm intake capacity and weather deck space of 3,000 m2.

Marc Willim, General Manager of AAL’s Chartering Department, commented: “With 25-years’ experience delivering tramp chartering solutions and operating scheduled liner services on busy trades around the world, we have carried our fair share of pleasure craft.

“Only a few months ago, we transported an 86m long aluminium superyacht hull from China to Australia, the largest single floating cargo piece that we have ever carried.

“Similarly, 38 yachts with an average length of 16m on deck requires well-planned stowage engineering and lashing, a first-class crew and a very special ship.”

He added: “At a time when the global shipping community is concerned about the ability of MPP carriers to deliver service and schedule integrity, this sailing examples AAL’s own boosted frequency through the US.

“In a boost to the region’s shippers, in June we have multiple MPP vessels calling US West Coast, Gulf and East Coast Ports and ready to serve market needs.”

Dave Holley, Chief Executive Officer of Peters & May, concluded by saying: “Moving this many yachts in one go is always full of challenges and we are very careful which carrier we choose for such a voyage.

“AAL provided us with a timely solution and the whole operation went extremely smoothly. We are now looking forward to our next transatlantic voyage.”

The AAL Melbourne recently transported two giant jib cranes, each weighing 900 metric tonnes from Taicang, China, to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. AAL has released drone footage of both of the cargos on board the ship, which can be downloaded here.

AAL, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has launched a new initiative called ‘Get Onboard!’ offering cargo transport, free of freight charge, to registered charities worldwide needing to transport vital goods and equipment internationally and suffering the financial effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic. For details, contact aal@aalshipping.com.

Ends

About AAL Shipping

AAL is a leading premium project heavy lift carrier, focused on long-haul project cargo solutions for majors within a wide range of dynamic industry sectors, including oil & gas, mining, energy, construction, and agriculture.

Highly awarded for its services and with over 28 years’ experience, AAL employs heavy lift MPVs with superior cargo intake and heavy-lift capability (max 700mt), offering shippers economies of scale on every sailing. With a sterling reputation for safety, reliability, and customer service, AAL is committed to transparency in its ESG activities and to being as sustainable as possible across all operations, land and sea.

Today, AAL owns and controls the majority of its operating fleet, one of the MPP sector’s largest and youngest, enabling its teams to develop sailings and solutions that best suit customer demands. Its vessels carry any cargo from project heavy lift, breakbulk and dry bulk commodities to general cargo – and all at the same time.

A significant percentage of the AAL fleet is employed across AAL’s monthly Liner Services and regular Trade Lane Services, the latter affording greater port call and scheduling flexibility. These services connect Oceania with Asia, India, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

The rest of the fleet delivers worldwide Tramp Chartering Solutions: tailormade sailings for project stakeholders, offered either on a single sailing or on a longer-term basis.

The fleet currently comprises 30 MPP heavy lift vessels and includes its six newbuildings, the ‘Super B-Class’, which will be operational from June 2024.

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

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

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.