Singapore-based AAL Shipping is expanding its core fleet of multi-purpose, heavy-lift vessels with two 25,800dwt G-class units, AAL Gladstone and AAL Gibraltar, formerly Pacific Action. The ships will join two other G-class vessels, AAL Genoa and AAL Galveston, in the company’s fleet.
The four-hold ships have a cubic intake of 35,705m3, three tweendecks, and a lifting capacity of up to 240 tonnes. Their operational flexibility makes them suitable for the transport of project cargoes in various sectors.
AAL managing director, Kyriacos Panayides, said: “We are delighted to have secured these vessels. Large heavy-lift multi-purpose ships of this calibre and lifting capability represent a small fraction of the global multipurpose fleet, and AAL is uniquely well-experienced in optimising their operations and harnessing their strengths in order to generate value for our customers’ global trading demands. “They will add much-need capacity to a portfolio of multipurpose shipping services that have grown exponentially over the last twelve months.”
AAL Shipping acquires two new heavy-lift vessels