AAL Shipping was once again named Ship Operator of the Year, with our judges praising its commitment to safety, sustainability and innovation as well as its performance management.

Ship Operator of the Year - Winner - AAL Shipping

In 2022, AAL carried 2.6 million tonnes of cargo to 819 ports on 140 voyages for 400-plus customers. Its service offering includes parcelling diverse cargoes on single sailings, backed up with engineers working on complex plans. AAL’s eyes are also fixed on sustainability with its six dual-fuel-ready newbuildings on order that feature Eco-Deck technology to accommodate an additional 720 sq m of cargo on each sailing.

Finalists in this category included dship Carriers and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance. 2022 and 2023 saw dship expand its presence with the establishment of agents in France and Türkiye, and boost its young fleet of over 20 ships with the completion of its eco-friendly newbuilding programme and the addition of three F-300 multipurpose vessels to its fleet. Jumbo-SAL-Alliance, meanwhile, is at the forefront of heavy lift shipping, supported by 20 offices, 30 premium heavy lift vessels and the largest fleet in the 900-tonne-plus sector. In the last 12 months, Jumbo-SAL-Alliance signed contracts for the construction of four new generation heavy lift vessels, which will be equipped with two 800-tonne electric Liebherr cranes and dual-fuel engines capable of using green methanol as an alternative fuel.