AAL Pulling Its Weight In Venezuela

Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets — By on February 4, 2016 at 5:46 PM


Leading multipurpose shipping operator, AAL, has successfully delivered its first shipments of heavy lift cargo, destined for the Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) Puerto La Cruz Refinery in eastern Venezuela.  Part of a multi-billion dollar expansion and deep-conversion modernisation project, the first cargo shipment of 40, 000 cbm of modular pipe racks and structural steel was shipped from Nantong to Guanta aboard the 31, 000 dwt A-Class vessel, AAL Brisbane.

General Manager of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, Marc Willim, commented, “Puerto La Cruz is one of the largest oil refineries in the country, at about 190, 000 b/d and a major refining hub for crude extracted in the states of Monagas and Anzoátegui.  This impressive cargo was the first delivery of a larger agreement between AAL and the project EPC – the second shipment delivered too and further monthly shipments to follow.”AAL 04FEB2016 due

About AAL
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 2015, it launched an international cooperation with highly respected shipping company,  Peter Döhle,  to offer enhanced tramp & projects solutions to the global market and new semi-liner services on key global trades.  In the same year,  AAL won ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ at the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards for the second year running and in 2014 won ‘Best Maritime Cargo Provider’ at Cargo Logistics Canada.

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



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