AAL Shipping expands busy Australian liner service
Global multipurpose shipping operator, AAL Shipping has ended the year on a high note with the delivery of project cargo to Australia and expansion of its liner service.
The company discharged a giant industrial component in Australia, after transporting it along its long-standing Asia to East Coast Australia monthly liner service. Furthermore, the company has increased its coverage of key Southeast Asian Markets, adding Thailand and Singapore to its Asia to West Coast Australia Liner service (AUWC).
The service was also recently bolstered with the addition of a third vessel, a 19,000 dwt heavy lift multipurpose ship, the S-Class AAL Bangkok. This additional tonnage will not only increase cargo capacity but also enable a 25-day frequency on the service. The new port calls will commence January 2023 with the AAL Gunsan voyage.
As noted by Marc Willim, global general manager chartering at AAL Shipping, during Project Cargo Journal live show in December, there is a strong push for green energy from Australia where a lot of wind parks are under construction, with many more expected. He also added that the company’s vessels are full and there is plenty of project cargo to be transported on the company’s regular trade lanes.