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AAL LIFTS ITS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS STANDARDS TO NEW LEVELS


Singapore, Tuesday 25th May 2021AAL Shipping (AAL) has successfully achieved latest 2020 IMO Intact Stability Code standards with its heavy lift cargo handling procedures and new levels of sailings efficiency and safety through its ground-breaking ‘Performance Optimisation Control Room’ (POCR), ensuring its multipurpose (MPP) services remain at their peak. AAL holds a strong track record of operational integrity, engineering innovation, and cargo safety – maintaining schedule commitments on all services throughout the challenges of the COVID pandemic. Its reputation for dependability has helped AAL expand its portfolio over the past 12 months with a regular trade lane presence in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East where monthly services run in parallel with its global tramp and well-established liner operations throughout Asia and Oceania.

Nicola Pacifico, Head of Transport Engineering at AAL explained; “The 2020 IMO Intact Stability Code is currently only mandatory for new vessels. Nevertheless, we decided to harmonise these new standards across our fleet and operations. In the past, carriers were free to set their own standards governing stability when lifting heavy cargoes and shippers either accepted them or not. Now the bar is pre-set, and carriers will need to prove in advance that the stability of their ships and heavy lift operations is guaranteed. This is a major step forward for setting higher safety standards within the sector and demonstrates the capabilities of one carrier compared to another.”

In terms of sailings efficiency, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions reduction, AAL is proactively undertaking a number of measures to enhance its performance. Through its POCR facility – developed and operated by Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) – AAL is harnessing state-of-the-art routing, weather, and sea conditions technology to remotely monitor and plan every aspect of each sailing from a remote facility manned 24/7 by a team of expert shipping technicians. Voyage recommendations are then returned periodically to each Master with optimised routing, sailing, and fuel consumption recommendations.

AAL’s Operations Manager, Valentin Gherciu, concluded by saying; “The next step on our journey to enhanced sailings efficiency and lowered CO2 emissions is the implementation of a new ‘Motion Response Analysis’ (MRA) programme. The output of this programme coupled with machine learning tools afforded to us by the POCR, will enable AAL to make even more efficient voyage calculations in terms of fuel consumption and how to reduce the same. Our commitment to this cause was also the driver for AAL’s recent adoption of next generation hull coatings to our fleet that will reduce resistance through water and thus lower the engine power and fuel consumption required. In combination with strict hull condition monitoring and maintenance, not only can sailing costs be achieved, but also a reduction to the fleet’s all-important CO2 footprint.”

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 all key trade lanes, comprising scheduled monthly liner services between Europe, Middle East, India, Asia, and Oceania backed by additional and frequent sailings through the Americas and the rest of the world. We carry all cargo types – including project heavy lift, breakbulk, steel, and bulk commodities – large and small.

We operate one of the 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), with leading intake capacity (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 12 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 LIFTS ITS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS STANDARDS TO NEW LEVELS

Singapore, Tuesday 25th May 2021: AAL Shipping (AAL) has successfully achieved latest 2020 IMO Intact Stability Code standards with its heavy lift cargo handling procedures and new levels of sailings efficiency and safety through its ground-breaking ‘Performance Optimisation Control Room’ (POCR), ensuring its multipurpose (MPP) services remain at their peak. AAL holds a strong track record of operational integrity, engineering innovation, and cargo safety – maintaining schedule commitments on all services throughout the challenges of the COVID pandemic. Its reputation for dependability has helped AAL expand its portfolio over the past 12 months with a regular trade lane presence in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East where monthly services run in parallel with its global tramp and well-established liner operations throughout Asia and Oceania.

Nicola Pacifico, Head of Transport Engineering at AAL explained; “The 2020 IMO Intact Stability Code is currently only mandatory for new vessels. Nevertheless, we decided to harmonise these new standards across our fleet and operations. In the past, carriers were free to set their own standards governing stability when lifting heavy cargoes and shippers either accepted them or not. Now the bar is pre-set, and carriers will need to prove in advance that the stability of their ships and heavy lift operations is guaranteed. This is a major step forward for setting higher safety standards within the sector and demonstrate the capabilities of one carrier compared to another.”

In terms of sailings efficiency, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions reduction, AAL is proactively undertaking a number of measures to enhance its performance. Through its POCR facility – developed and operated by Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) – AAL is harnessing state-of-the-art routing, weather, and sea conditions technology to remotely monitor and plan every aspect of each sailing from a remote facility manned 24/7 by a team of expert shipping technicians. Voyage recommendations are then returned periodically to each Master with optimised routing, sailing, and fuel consumption recommendations.

AAL’s Operations Manager, Valentin Gherciu, concluded by saying; “The next step on our journey to enhanced sailings efficiency and lowered CO2 emissions is the implementation of a new ‘Motion Response Analysis’ (MRA) programme. The output of this programme coupled with machine learning tools afforded to us by the POCR, will enable AAL to make even more efficient voyage calculations in terms of fuel consumption and how to reduce the same. Our commitment to this cause was also the driver for AAL’s recent adoption of next generation hull coatings to our fleet that will reduce resistance through water and thus lower the engine power and fuel consumption required. In combination with strict hull condition monitoring and maintenance, not only can sailing costs be achieved, but also a reduction to the fleet’s all-important CO2 footprint.”

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 all key trade lanes, comprising scheduled monthly liner services between Europe, Middle East, India, Asia, and Oceania backed by additional and frequent sailings through the Americas and the rest of the world. We carry all cargo types – including project heavy lift, breakbulk, steel, and bulk commodities – large and small.

We operate one of the 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), with leading intake capacity (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 12 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.