AAL Shipping

AAL Shipping (AAL) has expanded its current order at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding with the addition of two heavy-lift handysize bulk carriers to the existing six 32K DWT heavy-lift Super B-Class ships. The newly ordered vessels, MV AAL Newcastle and MV AAL Mumbai will each boast an enhanced heavy-lift capacity of 800 tonnes, surpassing the 700-tonne limit of the earlier ships in the Super B-Class series. These additions will increase AAL Shipping’s (AAL) total fleet tonnage to 831K DWT. Christophe Grammare, managing director of AAL Shipping (AAL), emphasized the strategic foresight behind this expansion, stating: “Looking into the future, the trend in industrial project cargo is towards fabricating larger and more complex components, and we need to be ahead of that curve. The unique design, advanced cargo handling technologies, and augmented heavy-lift capabilities of these additional vessels not only meet current demands but are also tailored to handle even larger and heavier cargoes that may have previously been beyond our capabilities.” 22-May-2024


AAL Shipping (formerly Austral Asia Line) has been endeavoring to set up a Heavylift MPP (Multipurpose) Pool. MPP (Multipurpose) chartering rates continue increasing steadily and MPP (Multipurpose) companies discuss consolidation of their fragmented MPP (Multipurpose) market. AAL Shipping is controlled by Schoeller Group led by Heinrich Schoeller. Heinrich Schoeller is also the chairman of Columbia Shipmanagement. According to Heinrich Schoeller MPP (Multipurpose) recovery is moderate and progressive. AAL Shipping is chartering in MPP (Multipurpose) ships by commercial management agreements. AAL Shipping (formerly Austral Asia Line) has a fleet of 14 owned MPP (Multipurpose) ships and chartered in 10 MPP (Multipurpose) ships. Singapore-based AAL Shipping is a specialist in this market of MPP (Multipurpose) between 22K DWT up to 32K DWT. AAL Shipping has been considering chartering-in large MPP (Multipurpose) and operating them in semi-linear services. 1-April-2018