Singapore-based breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift carrier AAL has expanded its Pacific Service liner route to include the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.
Its inaugural sailing into the Canadian port on May 10 2015 featured the A-Class, AAL Brisbane loaded with a cargo of process units for a new oil sands project in Alberta. AAL’s expanded Pacific Service will now be making regular, scheduled calls at the port of Prince Rupert.
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.
The Port of Prince Rupert has emerged as an important new gateway for project cargo imports to the oil-rich mining area of Alberta, Canada, and the wider Pacific North West, according to AAL.
Felix Schoeller, General Manager of AAL’s Pacific Service, said: ”We have gained extensive experience in serving the oil and gas, mining and energy sectors. They rely 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.”