AAL joins Australian shipping industry association
The multipurpose shipping operator AAL Shipping has joined Shipping Australia, the association representing Australia’s international ocean shipping industry. The company aims to bring its experience in very specialised project heavy lift and breakbulk cargo to the table.
Commenting on the decision to join SAL, Frank Mueller, general manager AAL Australia noted that the company’s core customer base represents some of the most dynamic and important industry verticals, like mining, power generation, agriculture, and infrastructure development.
Shipping Australia CEO Captain Melwyn Noronha added that Australia’s major primary, manufacturing, and resources industries are wholly dependent upon seaborne breakbulk and heavy lift seaborne transport services.
“Safe ocean transport of huge and extremely heavy industrial equipment requires highly sophisticated engineering and project management skills and experience. It is sophistication and experience that AAL possesses in large quantities,” Noronha said.
AAL has already set the wheels in motion to prepare for all the demands that may come its way in the future. The company is investing in a minimum of four new mega-size heavy lift MPP vessels, what it calls premium heavy lift carriers. This is in addition to the six vessels it has already purchased on the second-hand market throughout this year already.