Inside Logistics

AAL extends service to Prince Rupert

Expansion provides access to Northern Alberta mining projects


June 3, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

AAL Brisbane in Prince Rupert.

AAL Brisbane in Prince Rupert.

AAL, a global breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift shipping operator, has expanded its ‘Pacific Service’ liner route to include the British Columbia Port of Prince Rupert. Its inaugural sailing into Prince Rupert, on May 10, 2015, was with a cargo of process units for a major new oil sands project in Alberta.

AAL’s expanded Pacific Service will now be making regular, scheduled calls at the Port, placing AAL in a strong position to best serve major mining, energy and other projects in the region.

AAL’s Pacific Service offers a monthly frequency and a fleet of three modern ‘A-Class’ 31,000-dwt multipurpose, heavy lift vessels – each with a combined lifting capacity of 700-mt.  Its inaugural sailing into Prince Rupert featured the A-Class, AAL Brisbane.

Felix Schoeller, General Manager of AAL’s Pacific Service, commented: “We have gained extensive experience in serving the oil and gas, mining and energy sectors. They rely upon us to enhance ty upon us to enhance their supply chains, with added-value and reliability. By expanding our Pacific Service and port network across the Pacific North West, we multiply our customers’ options and choice – ultimately impacting on the efficiency, delivery and overall competitiveness of their projects. “