AAL forges ahead, despite challenging times

By: | Issue #624 | at 10:00 AM | Channel(s): Maritime  Liner Shipping  Breakbulk  

AAL forges ahead, despite challenging times

AAL, an operator in the breakbulk, heavy lift, and project cargo industry, has achieved several milestones within the last few months. The developments include a first ship call at the Stewart World Port in British Columbia, the first deliveries to a petroleum project in Venezuela, and the establishment of a partnership with Swire Shipping.

AAL’s recent inaugural sailing into Stewart World Port (SWP), British Columbia’s most northern ice-free trading point, was designed to provide increased choice and convenience for its mining, forestry, oil and gas and project cargo customers.

“A port call option at SWP gives customers a wider choice that can ultimately impact the efficiency, delivery and competitiveness of their logistics operations,” said Felix Schoeller, general manager of AAL’s Pacific service.

AAL’s Pacific service provides monthly sailing frequencies between north Asia and the west coast of North America and deploys three modern A-class vessels, each with a combined lifting capacity of 700 metric tons.  These vessels can accommodate outsized project cargo along with containers and breakbulk cargo like steel and pulp.

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Peter Buxbaum has been writing about international trade and transportation, as well as security, defense, technology, and foreign policy, for over 20 years. Besides contributing to the AJOT, Buxbaum's work has appeared in such leading publications as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Computerworld, and Jane's Defence Weekly. He was educated at Columbia University.