November 18 - The Port of Everett has added a new Austral Asia Line (AAL) liner service to its list of regular ship calls.

The arrival of Singapore-headquartered AAL, which operates three vessels on the trade lane capable of lifting 700 tonnes, brings the total number of shipping lines calling at the Port of Everett to seven.

Commenting on the inaugural call of the vessel, AAL Kembla, to Everett, James Clouse, owner representative North America for AAL, said: "We feel our presence in niche ports, such as Everett, gives them a chance to capitalise on their strategic geographical location. When combined, this allows for a seamless, first class, heavy lift shipping gateway to and from the Far East."

AAL is a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings Ltd and caters for the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry, with a network of liner and tramp services in the Asia and Oceania region, as well as in wider geographies such as Europe and the Americas.