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AAL TRANSPORTS 20,000FRT OF IRON ORE RECLAIMER COMPONENTS ON A SINGLE LINER SAILING FOR NMT IN AUSTRALIA


Singapore, Tuesday 10th January 2023: AAL’s (AALshipping.com) scheduled monthly ‘Asia to Australia West Coast Liner Service’ (AUWC) recently provided the perfect solution for global project logistics provider NMT and its client, industrial engineering giant Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

The operation involved the transport of 20,000 freight tonnes of fabricated breakbulk reclaimer components from Henderson to Port Hedland in Western Australia – infrastructure that will uplift the port capacity of an iron ore mining facility in Nelson Point.

The lift, stowage, and transport of these units – the largest of which was the bucketwheel boom at just under 65 metres long – was undertaken by the crew of the AAL Nanjing, working in close cooperation with AAL’s transport engineers who had been planning the operation since the start of the year.

AAL’s Head of Transport Engineering, Nicola Pacifico, explained, “Due to the large and unconventional size of the reclaimer components, which covered a total area on the vessel of more than 1,800 square metres, the lifting and stowage challenges were significant.

“The seven-month design and planning period for the operation involved AAL working alongside NMT and Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ project management team, engaged in weekly online meetings from early February.

“The collaboration proved successful, and the cargo was safely discharged in Port Hedland on schedule for onward transport to Nelson Point, where it will be used in the handling of iron ore.”

Jayme Bailey, Senior Project Manager at NMT Global Project Logistics, stated “Our collaborative, team-oriented and hands-on approach proved a winning recipe for all stakeholders on this important project.

“Buy-in from our trusted service providers and a shared willingness to go the extra mile ensured the project was executed without issue, on-time and more importantly, on budget.”

Frank Mueller, General Manager of AAL Australia, concluded, “We are delighted to continue our strong track record for NMT and Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, both of whom we are proud to have worked with in the past on domestic industrial projects across Australia.

“The local multipurpose shipping market is still challenging since COVID, with port disruptions and labour issues affecting schedules and normal operations.

“The Australian project sector itself has also experienced upheaval and will continue to weather difficult external conditions until a possible peak of investment of A$95 billion per annum in planned infrastructure between 2023-24 and 2025-26.

“We will therefore continue to ensure our services within the sector remain consistent and keep delivering for our customers despite any and all market challenges.”

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 TRANSPORTS 20,000FRT OF IRON ORE RECLAIMER COMPONENTS ON A SINGLE LINER SAILING FOR NMT IN AUSTRALIA

Singapore, Tuesday 10th January 2023: AAL’s (AALshipping.com) scheduled monthly ‘Asia to Australia West Coast Liner Service’ (AUWC) recently provided the perfect solution for global project logistics provider NMT and its client, industrial engineering giant Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

The operation involved the transport of 20,000 freight tonnes of fabricated breakbulk reclaimer components from Henderson to Port Hedland in Western Australia – infrastructure that will uplift the port capacity of an iron ore mining facility in Nelson Point.

The lift, stowage, and transport of these units – the largest of which was the bucketwheel boom at just under 65 metres long – was undertaken by the crew of the AAL Nanjing, working in close cooperation with AAL’s transport engineers who had been planning the operation since the start of the year.

AAL’s Head of Transport Engineering, Nicola Pacifico, explained, “Due to the large and unconventional size of the reclaimer components, which covered a total area on the vessel of more than 1,800 square metres, the lifting and stowage challenges were significant.

“The seven-month design and planning period for the operation involved AAL working alongside NMT and Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ project management team, engaged in weekly online meetings from early February.

“The collaboration proved successful, and the cargo was safely discharged in Port Hedland on schedule for onward transport to Nelson Point, where it will be used in the handling of iron ore.”

Jayme Bailey, Senior Project Manager at NMT Global Project Logistics, stated “Our collaborative, team-oriented and hands-on approach proved a winning recipe for all stakeholders on this important project.

“Buy-in from our trusted service providers and a shared willingness to go the extra mile ensured the project was executed without issue, on-time and more importantly, on budget.”

Frank Mueller, General Manager of AAL Australia, concluded, “We are delighted to continue our strong track record for NMT and Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, both of whom we are proud to have worked with in the past on domestic industrial projects across Australia.

“The local multipurpose shipping market is still challenging since COVID, with port disruptions and labour issues affecting schedules and normal operations.

“The Australian project sector itself has also experienced upheaval and will continue to weather difficult external conditions until a possible peak of investment of A$95 billion per annum in planned infrastructure between 2023-24 and 2025-26.

“We will therefore continue to ensure our services within the sector remain consistent and keep delivering for our customers despite any and all market challenges.”

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.