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AAL adds 240 mt heavy-lift vessel to tramp division

AAL adds 240 mt heavy-lift vessel to tramp division
AAL has redeployed 25,800 dwt multipurpose heavy-lift vessel AAL Galveston on long-term charter to its Tramp and Projects Division.

The ‘Super A-Class’ vessel, which AAL has re-classified to ‘G-Class’ under its own fleet classification criteria, is 160 m in length with a lifting capacity of 240 mt. AAL described the ship as “highly versatile and robust,” and announced that it will be chartered long-term on trades primarily the EU and US.

“The AAL Galveston increases our service capabilities and options, in support of a highly diversified customer base and our strategy to continue to build it even further,” said Namir Khanbabi, md of AAL’s Tramp and Projects division. “We have seen growth in some core industry sectors, particularly renewables, where logistics challenges have become greater, as components get larger and more complex to transport, and ports of loading and discharge more globally widespread.

“These factors demand solutions than can ensure cargo safety and project efficiency; expertise which AAL has a 20-year reputation of providing.

This news follows a recent announcement from AAL that it will grow its fleet to over 500,000 dwt in 2015.