Thursday, June 4, 2015

Major Asian Shipping line adds Prince Rupert as new destination

AAL Brisbane in Prince Rupert
harbour in May
(from AAL information release)
The word of the success of the Port of Prince Rupert is clearly getting out to the shipping community, with the arrival of a new liner service serving the Prince Rupert gateway to destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The debut journey for the AAL Brisbane saw the Singapore based bulk carrier arrive in Prince Rupert on May 10th and deliver a cargo of process units for a major oil sands project in Alberta.

With that first visit now complete, AAL has announced that it will be making regular, scheduled calls at the Port, a situation that the international shipping line believes will place it in a strong position to serve mining, energy and other projects in the region.

Felix Schoeller, the General Manager of AAL's Pacific Service highlighted how the company hopes to service the new gateway to the Canadian West.

“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. “

AAL it would appear is quite impressed with the Port of Prince Rupert facilities, noting the newly established road and rail links that it features, observing as to the importance of the new gateway for access into Alberta's oil and mining areas.

The ships in the fleet for AAL's new service to Prince Rupert provide for three modern "A Class" multipurpose heavy lift vessels, part of the Pacific Service for the company a featuring a range of  vessels that you may soon see pulling into Prince Rupert Harbour bearing the AAL flag.

AAL has been providing shipping services for twenty years, concentrated in Asia and the South Pacific, adding Prince Rupert to their shipping timetables brings one more large international player to the Northwest gateway.

Something that should give other international shipping lines cause to see how things work out for AAL, keeping an eye on how Prince Rupert might be of interest to them as well.

Your introduction to the newest shipping line to call at the Port of Prince Rupert can be found below:

More video presentations on AAL Shipping can be viewed on their YouTube page

You can review more of the particulars on their capabilities and what AAL has to offer the shipping world here.

For more items related to services through the Port of Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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