October 4 - AAL Japan has appointed CPC Consolidated Pool Carriers Asia, part of the COLI Group, as its commercial agent in the country.

Yuko Kimura, AAL's chief representative in Japan, explained: "Based in Tokyo, CPC has been a specialist project cargo and heavy lift broker for over 20 years and our ambitions for the market are closely aligned."

Kyriacos Panayides, AAL managing director, added: "Japan is a market where we see strong growth potential and are fully invested for the long term."

The appointment follows the termination of AAL's commercial agency cooperation with Keystone Logistics.