June 2, 2015 Editor

OIL AND GAS CUSTOMERS ‘KING’ IN PRINCE RUPERT EXPANSION

AAL has expanded the ‘Pacific Service’ route to include the British Columbia Port of Prince Rupert. Our inaugural sailing into the Canadian port on May 10 2015 featured the AAL Brisbane, with a cargo of process units for a major new oil sands project in Alberta.

The Port, with its newly established road and rail links, has emerged as an important new gateway for project cargo imports to the oil-rich mining area of Alberta, Canada, and the wider Pacific North West. Our monthly Pacific Service will now be making regular, scheduled calls at the Port, placing AAL in a strong position to best serve major mining, energy and other projects in the region.

Felix Schoeller, General Manager of our Pacific Service, commented: “This expansion provides our oil & gas customers with far greater access to Northern Alberta mining projects. By expanding this liner route and port network across the Pacific North West, we multiply our customers’ options and choice – ultimately impacting on the efficiency, delivery and overall competitiveness of their projects.”

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