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YACHTS, CRANES, TRANSFORMERS, DREDGERS, AND GIANT BASKETS!


AAL KEMBLA CARRIES THEM ALL AND MORE, ON LINER SERVICE VOYAGE FROM EUROPE TO ASIA

Singapore, Tuesday 15th June 2021On Valentine’s Day 2021, the AAL Kembla set sail from Rotterdam on a voyage from Europe, through the Persian Gulf and onto Shanghai – as one of six 31,000 dwt A-Class heavy lift multipurpose vessels employed on AAL Shipping’s (AAL) ‘Europe, Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service’. On the journey eastwards, she loaded close to 37,000 cbm / 15,000 mt of project heavy lift, breakbulk and steel commodity cargoes. These included multiple private yachts, the longest of which was 23 m; a 33 m tall mobile harbour crane weighting 370 mt; 16 power transformers with a total weight of 1,583 mt; a 41 m long dredger and components weighing 584 mt; and four giant circular baskets with an average circumference of just under 52 m. The smallest parcel she carried was 1.8 mt and 2.5 cbm.

Eike Muentz, General Manager Europe, commented; “The cargo carried on this particular voyage serviced over 30 shippers and upwards of 10 multiple industry projects along the route, including wind energy, infrastructure, oil and gas and mining. The volume and wide range of cargo types featured on this voyage illustrates the supreme flexibility of the A-Class and the growing dependency upon a breakbulk-style of shipping from global shippers. These customers would normally put their smaller breakbulk and steel commodity cargoes into containers, but cannot due to the current climate of increased costs and limited capacity.

He added; “Even with significant COVID restrictions, unparalleled port delays and cargo readiness issues, AAL’s monthly liner service between Europe and Asia has thrown a lifeline to all types of shippers and all sizes of parcel. It is credit to our crews, engineers and operations teams who worked tirelessly on the front line throughout the pandemic and keep these voyages on schedule and our customer cargoes moving.”

AAL’s owned fleet of heavy lift multipurpose vessels has grown by 117,600 dwt in the past eight weeks. This brings the carrier’s operating fleet to a total of 711,200 dwt and comprises multiple vessel sizes, with 14 of these featuring a maximum lifting capacity of 700 t and many of the larger ‘mega-size’ vessels offering up to 40,000 cbm cargo intake volumes. The fleet serves AAL’s growing portfolio of multipurpose cargo services, which includes monthly sailings on the ‘Asia – Americas’, ‘Asia – Europe’ and ‘Atlantic’ trade routes, scheduled liner services ‘Asia – Australia’, and ‘Europe – Middle East / India – Asia’ and additional tramp solutions around the world.

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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YACHTS, CRANES, TRANSFORMERS, DREDGERS, AND GIANT BASKETS!

AAL KEMBLA CARRIES THEM ALL AND MORE, ON LINER SERVICE VOYAGE FROM EUROPE TO ASIA

Singapore, Tuesday 15th June 2021: On Valentine’s Day 2021, the AAL Kembla set sail from Rotterdam on a voyage from Europe, through the Persian Gulf and onto Shanghai – as one of six 31,000 dwt A-Class heavy lift multipurpose vessels employed on AAL Shipping’s (AAL) ‘Europe, Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service’. On the journey eastwards, she loaded close to 37,000 cbm / 15,000 mt of project heavy lift, breakbulk and steel commodity cargoes. These included multiple private yachts, the longest of which was 23 m; a 33 m tall mobile harbour crane weighting 370 mt; 16 power transformers with a total weight of 1,583 mt; a 41 m long dredger and components weighing 584 mt; and four giant circular baskets with an average circumference of just under 52 m. The smallest parcel she carried was 1.8 mt and 2.5 cbm.

Eike Muentz, General Manager Europe, commented; “The cargo carried on this particular voyage serviced over 30 shippers and upwards of 10 multiple industry projects along the route, including wind energy, infrastructure, oil and gas and mining. The volume and wide range of cargo types featured on this voyage illustrates the supreme flexibility of the A-Class and the growing dependency upon a breakbulk-style of shipping from global shippers. These customers would normally put their smaller breakbulk and steel commodity cargoes into containers, but cannot due to the current climate of increased costs and limited capacity.

He added; “Even with significant COVID restrictions, unparalleled port delays and cargo readiness issues, AAL’s monthly liner service between Europe and Asia has thrown a lifeline to all types of shippers and all sizes of parcel. It is credit to our crews, engineers and operations teams who worked tirelessly on the front line throughout the pandemic and keep these voyages on schedule and our customer cargoes moving.”

AAL’s owned fleet of heavy lift multipurpose vessels has grown by 117,600 dwt in the past eight weeks. This brings the carrier’s operating fleet to a total of 711,200 dwt and comprises multiple vessel sizes, with 14 of these featuring a maximum lifting capacity of 700 t and many of the larger ‘mega-size’ vessels offering up to 40,000 cbm cargo intake volumes. The fleet serves AAL’s growing portfolio of multipurpose cargo services, which includes monthly sailings on the ‘Asia – Americas’, ‘Asia – Europe’ and ‘Atlantic’ trade routes, scheduled liner services ‘Asia – Australia’, and ‘Europe – Middle East / India – Asia’ and additional tramp solutions around the world.

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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