Last month, AAL’s Tramp & Projects division celebrated the launch of its new scheduled ‘Gulf-Asia’ semi-liner service in style by loading a 200mt super-yacht on its first call at the Dubai port of Jebel Ali. The handcrafted 37m luxury yacht is a Majesty 122 series, built by the renowned UAE manufacturer Gulf Craft and the model costs in excess of USD 11 million. She was loaded with extreme care onto AAL’s 19,000dwt S-Class vessel the AAL Fremantle using its port-side mounted cranes, and will be discharged in Newcastle, Australia for yacht transport and logistics provider, Cigisped Dubai.
The cargo was booked and managed locally through AAL Dubai, which opened its doors in 2015, and is headed by Owner’s Representative, Karim Smaili.
AAL is one of the world’s leading breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift shipping operators, providing a unique dual tramp and liner service for its customers throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. Established in 1995, the company operates the multipurpose sector’s youngest fleet – multiple classes of modern multipurpose heavy lift vessels (ranging from 12,000, to 31,000 dwt) and each specifically designed to accommodate heavy lift and project cargo alongside breakbulk, containers and bulk.
In 2014, AAL won ‘Best Maritime Cargo Provider’ at Cargo Logistics Canada. In 2015, it launched an international cooperation with Peter Döhle, to offer enhanced global tramp & projects solutions and new semi-liner services on key global trades. In the same year, AAL won ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) for a second year running and then repeated its success for an unprecedented third win in 2016.
The award-winning operator is headquartered in Singapore and is a member of Schoeller Holdings, a long-standing and highly respected maritime group. For more information, visit: www.aalshipping.com