AAL Launches Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service


AAL Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Launch of Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service

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Launching this month, the Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service will connect main ports between Europe, Middle East / India and Asia, to serve the market’s MPP & project heavy-lift cargo transport requirements.

January 2020 – In celebration of its milestone 25th year of operations, the award-winning multipurpose and project heavy-lift carrier, AAL Shipping, has announced the launch of a new service - the Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service - that will offer the market trusted and scheduled monthly liner sailings, connecting main ports between Europe, Middle East / India, and Asia. It will harness AAL’s 2nd generation 31,000 dwt ‘mega-size’ A-Class fleet, renowned for its 40,000 cbm cargo intake capacity and 700t lift capability. 

The new liner service will follow a fixed route, with port call flexibility. Base ports will include Antwerp, Porto Marghera, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai, Tianjin and Masan.  AAL is drawing on its 25 years expertise in operating MPP liner services to bring this exciting new service to market and is further strengthening its team with the appointment of liner service expert, Captain Kay Goldenstein, who will oversee the new operation from AAL’s European Hub office in Hamburg.

Christophe Grammare, AAL’s Commercial Director, commented, “The Europe – Middle East / India – Asia Monthly Liner Service is a natural addition to our existing portfolio of tailor-made tramp chartering solutions and other established scheduled liner services between Asia and Oceania. The fact that the launch of this new service coincides with our 25-year anniversary is testament to the ambition of AAL to serve its customers where they most need us and where we can offer the market a more competitive and effective solution for their multipurpose heavy-lift cargo needs, than currently on offer.”

He added, “Kay Goldenstein is just the person we wanted to run this service and he makes a valuable addition to our already strengthened European team.  We will soon be issuing the first schedule for this service and, in fact, are already taking cargo bookings through our local network of offices along the route.”


AAL Commercial Director, Christophe Crammare

About AAL

AAL is one of the world’s leading breakbulk and heavy lift project cargo operators, offering a unique ‘total multipurpose solution’ of flexible and competitive Chartering, Liner and Semi-Liner services for its customers - connecting Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas.  

Established in 1995 and marking its 25th anniversary in 2020, the company operates the multipurpose sector’s youngest fleet of modern multipurpose heavy lift vessels (ranging from 19,000 to 33,000 dwt), offering extreme heavy-lift capability (700mt max), with leading intake capacity.   

A single-minded focus on customer service and quality has led AAL to become the world’s most awarded MPV carrier. In 2016, it won multiple awards, including top honours at the Global Freight Awards in London and the 21st Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney. Early 2017, AAL won the AFLAS ‘Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo’ award (for an unprecedented fourth time) and followed it up in October with top ‘Project Carrier’ honors at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards.

In 2018, AAL won the AFLAS award again and honored within the ‘Excellence in Bulk Logistics or Heavy Lift Handling’ category at the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards 2018. In 2019, AAL followed up its previous successes with ‘Shipping Line of The Year’ at the prestigious Heavy Lift Awards and ‘Best Shipping line – Project Cargo’ at the AFLAS Awards. 

For more information, visit:  www.aalshipping.com
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