AAL Shipping has held a steel cutting ceremony for its sixth Super B-class newbuild vessel, AAL Dammam, at Wenchong Shipyard.

Steel cut for AAL Dammam

Source: AAL Shipping

The ceremony took place on April 8, with representatives from the yard, class and supervision team in attendance. 

The vessel will measure 179.9 m in length, with a beam of 30 m, a depth of 15.5 m, and a low ballast draught of 6.5 m. Each vessel in the series will be capable of carrying up to 80,000 freight tons of breakbulk cargo. 

The keel laying for the first vessel in the series, AAL Limassol, took place last year and is named in tribute to the town where AAL’s story first began in 1995. The remaining five vessels in the order will be named after major breakbulk ports: AAL Antwerp, AAL Hamburg, AAL Houston, AAL Dubai and AAL Dammam.