On 11/16, the Port of Everett and Austral Asia Line (AAL) will celebrate the inaugural call of its new liner service to the Port of Everett. AAL, a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings LTD, brings breakbulk and heavylift project cargoes that support the growing energy markets.
The arrival of AAL, headquartered in Singapore, brings the total number of shipping lines calling the Port of Everett to seven. AAL operates three vessels on the trade lane capable of lifting 700-tons, and is managed by a team of highly-skilled engineers and staff.
“We are excited to have our first vessel call Everett,” said James Clouse, owner representative North America for AAL. “Our Pacific Liner Service is designed to offer heavylift capabilities of up to 700 tons on the West Coast, and we feel our presence in niche ports, such as Everett, gives them a chance to capitalize on their strategic geographical location. When combined, this allows for a seamless, first-class, heavylift shipping gateway to and from the Far East.”
AAL is a leading ocean transport operator in the Asia-Pacific region that caters for the specific needs of the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo industry. The shipping line also operates a network of liner and tramp services in the Asia and Oceania region and in wider geographies such as Europe and the Americas.
“The Port of Everett is extremely pleased to welcome the M/V AAL KEMBLA on her inaugural call to Everett,” Port of Everett Marketing Director Walter Seidl said. “With seven shipping lines routinely calling the Port of Everett, it provides us greater flexibility to meet our customer needs, while helping grow the trade-related job base in Snohomish County.”
AAL’s regular liner services include:
• North Asia - East Coast Australia Service
• North and South East Asia - West Coast Australia Service; and
• Regional services between North Asia, South East Asia and New Zealand