HIGH FIVE – LATEST WIN AT THE LLOYD’S LIST ASIA AWARDS 2017 AND FIFTH HONOUR SINCE 2016, SECURES AAL’S PLACE AS THE WORLD’S MOST AWARDED MPP CARRIER.
Singapore, I November 2017 – AAL, one of the world’s leading multipurpose and heavy lift shipping operators, won the Logistics Award at this year’s Lloyds List Asia Pacific Awards. This latest win is the carrier’s fifth since 2016, making it the most awarded MPP (multipurpose) carrier in the world.
The Lloyd’s List Award series recognises shipping industry successes and sets a benchmark for excellence while rewarding innovative ideas that push the boundaries of what is possible. In presenting the Logistics Award to AAL, the judges highlighted AAL’s strong metrics in offering a trio of liner, semi-liner and tramp services for high-value cargoes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific region.
The Logistics Award, sponsored by PSA, was collected by Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director of AAL, who commented: “AAL has a strong Asia-Pacific heritage and we are proud of the role we play in connecting the region with the rest of the world, for which this award is much appreciated recognition. This is also AAL’s fifth global award since 2016 and such honours from our industry peers attest to the professionalism and dedication of our shore and onboard teams.
“It takes genuine expertise, specific skills and specialist multipurpose vessels to successfully move heavy-lift project cargo and we really appreciate the trust that our global customers place in us.”
AAL operates the sector’s youngest multipurpose heavy lift fleet, with a strategic mix of vessel classes that puts the carrier in a prime position within the ‘megasize’ MPP segment (defined as vessels of 30,000dwt and above). By harmonising its fleet’s crewing, technical and commercial operations synergies, AAL also delivers to cargo stakeholders the highest levels of control and assurance. Its unique service combines tailor-made tramp, scheduled liner and highly flexible semi-liner services, providing customers with a ‘total’ and around-the-world multipurpose solution.
The Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards are one of the world’s largest and most prestigious awards ceremonies and 2017 marked its 20-year anniversary. The black-tie event was attended by over 450 executives from Asia’s leading shipping and logistics related companies.