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AAL expands services to Prince Rupert

AAL expands services to Prince Rupert
AAL, a breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift shipping operator, has expanded its liner services division to the oil rich mining region of Northern Alberta, Canada.

AAL’s Pacific Service liner route has included the British Columbia Port of Prince Rupert with an inaugural sailing into the Canadian port on 10 May with a cargo of process units for a major new oil sands project in Alberta.

“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,” said Felix Schoeller, general manager of AAL’s Pacific Service.

The Port of Prince Rupert, with its newly established road and rail links, has emerged as an important new gateway for project cargo imports to the oil-rich mining area of Alberta and the wider Pacific North West.

AAL’s expanded Pacific Service will now be making regular, scheduled calls at the port.

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 tonnes.