AAL Strengthens Global Presence & Offering With Additional 133000 DWT Of MPV Tonnage
AAL’s has been joined by additional W-Class vessels which represent an additional capacity of 133,000 dwt / 156,000 cbm for its customer. This further differentiates the carrier’s niche project cargo offering and strong position in the MPP sector.
By adding a number of modern and highly adaptive Warnow-Class (W-Class) 33,271 dwt ‘mega-size’ vessels, AAL is expanding the multipurpose fleet. This additional capacity that AAL is offering to its customers is boosting AAL’s operating tonnage of just 740,000 dwt. This will strengthen its image in the global market and the unique offerings it brings to its customers. This will also position it as one of the largest and most service-driven carrier.
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The four AAL vessels will join the fleet from October along with W-Class tonnage that is already in the fleet and many other MVP classes. This will not only boost the global coverage of the carrier but also provide additional capacity on the significant trade lines like Asia – Australia; Asia – Middle East – Europe; and Asia – North America.
The W-Class perfectly fits the AAL’s fleet mix strategy. It also takes care of the needs of its customers by their ability to accommodate a number of cargo types at the same time with its five cargo holds and a 39,000 cbm individual cargo in-take.
On the eve of AAL’s 25th anniversary, this significant news of expansion had come in. The day makes a statement in itself for the carrier company’s intention to strengthen its place in the world trade. This will add to its already very varied fleet a ‘mega-size’ tonnage vessel that not only offers shippers a huge intake of cargo but also gives the benefits of economies of scale.
AAL’s Managing Director Kyriacos Panayides explained, ‘We’ve invested heavily in developing a global infrastructure, differentiated modern fleet profile and team of professionals worldwide – experts in chartering, commercial support, operations, and engineering – that can put us in pole position over other carriers to deliver on the demands of today’s global project industry.
‘Despite being in a position to cater to the long or short-term employment demands of any major project worldwide, we retain an appetite for further sustainable growth and to ensure that our service remains competitive and differentiated at every level of our operations.’
PR Reference: aalshipping