Got this in today from the Port of Everett…
Saturday, the Port of Everett and Austral Asia Line (AAL) will celebrate the inaugural call of its new liner service to the Port of Everett.
AAL, a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings LTD, brings breakbulk and heavylift project cargoes that support the growing energy markets.
The arrival of AAL, headquartered in Singapore, brings the total number of shipping lines calling the Port of Everett to seven. AAL operates three vessels on the trade lane capable of lifting 700-tons, and is managed by a team of highly-skilled engineers and staff.
“We are excited to have our first vessel call Everett,” said James Clouse, owner representative North America for AAL. “Our Pacific Liner Service is designed to offer heavylift capabilities of up to 700 tons on the West Coast, and we feel our presence in niche ports, such as Everett, gives them a chance to capitalize on their strategic geographical location. When combined, this allows for a seamless, first-class, heavylift shipping gateway to and from the Far East.”
AAL is a leading ocean transport operator in the Asia-Pacific region that caters for the specific needs of the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo industry. The shipping line also operates a network of liner and tramp services in the Asia and Oceania region and in wider geographies such as Europe and the Americas.
“The Port of Everett is extremely pleased to welcome the M/V AAL KEMBLA on her inaugural call to Everett,” Port of Everett Marketing Director Walter Seidl said. “With seven shipping lines routinely calling the Port of Everett, it provides us greater flexibility to meet our customer needs, while helping grow the trade-related job base in Snohomish County.”
AAL’s regular liner services include:
- North Asia – East Coast Australia Service
- North and South East Asia – West Coast Australia Service; and
- Regional services between North Asia, South East Asia and New Zealand
About Austral Asia Line (AAL)
AAL BV (Rotterdam) established with commercial headquarters in Brisbane (AAL Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd) – initially operating between South East Asia, PNG and Queensland/NT in 1995. AAL is a leading ocean transport operator in the Asia-Pacific region that caters for the specific needs of the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo industry. A dedicated tramp and chartering desk was established in May 2011 to complement the above liner services with specific tailor-made tramp sailings in order to provide a seamless service offering within and beyond the core Asia-Pacific region.
Their head office is based in Singapore, and their team is supported by regional offices in Seattle, Brisbane, Shanghai and an extensive network of agencies and representative offices in North Asia, South-East Asia, Houston and Hamburg. Such coverage gives the AAL team the flexibility and competence to swiftly respond to customer demands and market trends.
About the Schoeller Holdings LTD
Founded in 1978, Schoeller Holdings LTD is a privately-owned investment company operating marine-related activities, such as ship owning, ship management and liner services. Along with this, the company is invested in non-marine activities, such as hotels and restaurants. Since its start, Schoeller Holding LTD and its subsidiaries have grown into a large organization with more than 8,000 employees worldwide.