Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

AAL opens at Vancouver

September 21 - AAL has continued its global expansion strategy by opening a new office in Canada, at the recently launched Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC).

"Within a just a few months, the VIMC has already begun to attract international shipping companies to Vancouver," said Michael de Jong, minister of finance for the Province of British Columbia.

The Province of British Columbia has partnered with the International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada in a bid to revitalise the region's shipping industry. De Jong said a further CAD3 million (USD2.27 million) would be invested over the course of the next three years to help re-establish the VIMC as key trade hub on the North American West Coast.

AAL operates its monthly, liner Pacific Service connecting the markets of North Asia with the North American West Coast; the carrier said the establishment of AAL Canada enables it to better serve the region's key industry sectors, including LNG, oil, mining and forest products.

"Vancouver is a major shipping hub and gateway into Canada, and it makes strategic and commercial sense to have a physical presence here as we strengthen our commitment to the North American market. We have the team and infrastructure in place to add real value for our customers - whatever their industry sector, or cargo booking requirement," said Felix Schoeller, general manager of AAL's Pacific Service.

Bernard Huizenga, business manager for AAL Canada, added: "We are really excited to be in Vancouver. It is an extremely welcoming jurisdiction and offers international shipping companies like AAL great opportunity for growth and development."

VIMC ceo and chairman Graham Clarke stated: "We are thrilled to be welcoming AAL to Vancouver and we are committed to continuing to assist them as they grow their operations in Vancouver."

HLPFI reported on September 9 that AAL also opened a new office in Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

www.vancouverimc.org

www.aalshipping.com

Heavy Lift | News

Equipment Corps installs exchangers at Syncrude refinery thumbnail image

Equipment Corps installs exchangers at Syncrude refinery

October 14 - Ontario-based Equipment Corps has used four customised Straightpoint wireless load shackles and four JD Neuhaus air hoists to install two new exchangers at the Syncrude refinery in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
Views: 530
AAL selects SEDNA thumbnail image

AAL selects SEDNA

October 11 - AAL has chosen the cloud-based platform SEDNA as its email and team collaboration system across its global network of offices.
Views: 572
Caldwell calls on Peacock thumbnail image

Caldwell calls on Peacock

October 11 - USA-based Caldwell Group has appointed Malcolm Peacock as a business development specialist as the company looks to expand in the Middle East.
Views: 1035
Chernobyl NSC wins project management accolade thumbnail image

Chernobyl NSC wins project management accolade

October 9 - As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Project Management Institute has named Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) as one of the 50 most influential projects of the past 50 years.
Views: 1257

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.