AAL is a multiple award-winning global ocean transport operator that has, for over 20 years, served the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry. A member of the prestigious Schoeller Holdings Group, we draw upon a distinguished shipping pedigree that has seen us grow into one of the world’s largest multipurpose operators.

Our customers represent industries like energy, oil & gas, mining, forestry, leisure, agriculture and construction – and our vision is to be the best at what we do and create sustainable growth and an unparalleled reputation, built on trust and service.

In 2016, AAL was awarded: 'Breakbulk Operator of the Year 2016' (Global Freight Awards), 'Excellence in Project Cargo Shipping 2016' (Australia Shipping Awards), 'Best Project Cargo Shipping 2016' (AFLAS Awards).

In 2017, AAL won the prestigious AFLAS Award once again, for excellence in global project shipping: 'Best Project Cargo Shipping 2017' and 'Best Logistics 2017' at the Lloyd's List Asia Pacific Awards.


Core Shipping Services

Learn more about our Liner Services
and Tramp & Projects Divisions here.

News and Events

  • AAL SPONSORS NEW ‘PROJECT LOGISTICS’ AWARD 21 January 2019 - AAL is the official sponsor of the ‘Project Logistics Provider of the Year’ category at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards, organised by HLPFI. “AAL has been a close partner of HLPFI for many years and [...]
  • AAL SPONSORS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING JOURNALIST AWARDS 2018 17 December 2018 - Congratulations to all 12 winners on the night!
  • ‘BENVENUTO’ TO AAL ITALIA! 5 November 2018 - AAL has launched ‘AAL Italia’, based in Genoa, in response to the growing demand within Italy for greater and more competitive tramp and project shipping options to and from major trading points around the world. [...]
  • AAL STEALS THE SHOW AT BREAKBULK US 2018! 15 October 2018 - Breakbulk Americas is North America’s premiere heavy-lift project and breakbulk expo and this year’s event (3-4 October 2018) attracted over 4,700 delegates from all over the region. AAL stole the show with some out-of-box ideas [...]
  • AAL CONTINUES US EXPANSION WITH NEW REGIONAL GM 15 October 2018 - Michael Morland is AAL’s new General Manager of USA. Following the appointment of Marc Schutzbier as Canadian Commercial Manager at the end of 2017, Michael’s appointment continues to strengthen AAL’s North American expansion strategy and [...]
  • AAL USES ‘VACULIFT’ TECHNOLOGY, IN AUSSIE FIRST! 15 October 2018 - AAL has announced the successful deployment for the first time in Australia of multi-lift ‘vacuum pad’ units, used in the discharge of pipes with its partner Qube. The cargo, which comprised 24,996 steel coated pipes [...]

Upcoming Events

Breakbulk Middle East 2019

Dubai, UAE

Booth 707. For more information please visit the event website.

Breakbulk Asia 2019

Shanghai, China

For more information please visit the event website.

Breakbulk Europe 2019

Bremen, Germany

For more information please visit the event website.

Breakbulk Americas 2019

Houston, Texas

For more information please visit the event website.