AAL Shipping picks its South Korean representative
AAL Shipping (AAL) has appointed local Busan-based multipurpose and project heavy lift specialist, Wallem Korea, as its exclusive commercial and port agency representative in South Korea with immediate effect.
The agency is part of the Wallem Group, which was founded in 1903 and has a well-established office network across Asia, offering front-line shipping agency support to shipowners. Wallem Korea takes over AAL’s South Korean representation from the carrier’s own office that was based in Seoul.
Commenting on the decision, Christophe Grammare, AAL’s commercial director said, “South Korea has always been integral to our operations and AAL has had a consistent representation in the market for over 10 years, serving the local multipurpose cargo shipping community with a wide range of flexible ocean transportation services. These include scheduled liner operations, regular trade lane sailings and tramp services that connect the region with key trading partners in Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Europe and the Americas.”
He added that Wallem Korea will shortly be expanding its local physical network, saying that the ambitions of the two partners to comprehensively grow this market are very much aligned.
“We are looking forward to working together to enhance our commercial presence and penetrate the local market further with our range of highly competitive multipurpose and project heavy lift cargo solutions,” concluded Grammare.