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AAL adds 133,000 dwt of multipurpose tonnage with four modern vessels

Heavylift specialist AAL will expand its multipurpose fleet with the addition of four modern vessels to bring the company’s total operating tonnage to just shy of 740,000 dwt.

The four Warnow Class (W-Class) of 33,271-dwt each represent 133,000 dwt or 156,000 cu m of additional capacity for AAL, helping to boost the carrier’s global coverage on key trade routes in Asia-Australia, Asia-Middle East-Europe, and Asia-North America.

The new vessels will join AAL’s fleet within this month.

The large and modern W-Class vessels will complement AAL’s fleet mix strategy to accommodate multiple cargo types simultaneously – project cargo, breakbulk and dry bulk commodities – with five cargo holds (three with tweendecks) and an individual cargo in-take of 39,000 cu m.

“We’ve invested heavily in developing a global infrastructure, differentiated modern fleet profile and team of professionals worldwide – experts in chartering, commercial support, operations and engineering - that can put us in pole position over other carriers to deliver on the demands of today’s global project industry,” said Kyriacos Panayides, managing director of AAL.

Read more: AAL launches Europe-Far East multipurpose heavylift service

“Despite being in a position to cater for the long or short term employment demands of any major project worldwide, we retain an appetite for further sustainable growth and to ensure that our service remains competitive and differentiated at every level of our operations,” Panayides said.

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