Walking on Shunshine! AAL Transports Giant Passenger Bridges to World’s Busiest Cruise Port: PortMiami!
4 May 2018
AAL has completed its first cargo shipment in partnership with new Spanish representative, Marítima Davila, transporting two giant Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBB) to PortMiami in a single sailing.
3 May 2018 – With the ink not yet dry on their exclusive nationwide agency agreement, AAL and its new Spanish representative,Marítima Davila of Grupo Davila booked and transportedan impressive cargo of giant heavy lift port infrastructure components from Barcelona to the world’s largest and busiest cruise port, PortMiami.
The cargo comprised of two giant tailor-made and fully assembled Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBB), destined for PortMiami’s newly renovated ‘Terminal F’ where they will assist in the safe transit of many of the port’s 4.8 million annual cruise passengers.
Both walkways, measuring 32 metres long and weighing 205 tonnes each, were transported in a single sailing aboard the AAL Singapore, one of AAL’s ‘Mega-MPV’ 31,000 dwt A-Class vessels. The unique four-sectioned, telescopic SPBBs were designed by Spain’s premier seaport, airport and road transport engineering company, Adelte, and were tailor-made to the exact specifications of PortMiami’s Cruise Ship Terminal F and the ships of more than 300m from bow to stern that will be docking there.
Christophe Grammare, Commercial Director at AAL, commented: “What a great way to christen a new partnership. We are delighted how well the team at Marítima Davila and our own team at AAL Europe (Hamburg) cooperated to provide our European customer with a seamless end-to-end service that fully met the time and cost efficiencies they required.
“Even as our infrastructure grows and our capabilities expand, the need to keep customers at the forefront of our service is crucial and all our partners worldwide, like Marítima Davila, share in that commitment.”
Marítima Davilaisa leader in the Spanish maritime industrywith a network of offices nationwide.
Jorge Sánchez, Managing Director at Marítima Davila, said: “The Davila Group is truly delighted to boost its strategic partnership with AAL. The customer’s demands and standards were fulfilled through perfect teamwork combining our own commercial skills and flexibility with the finest engineering and operations, professional crew and specialised fleet. There is already a solid understanding between us and we are confident that this mutual commitment and expertise will lead to great success in the Spanish market.”
AAL is one of the world’s leading breakbulk and heavy lift project cargo operators, offering a unique ‘total multipurpose solution’of flexible and competitive Chartering, Liner and Semi-Liner services for its customers – connecting Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas.?
Established in 1995, the company operates the multipurpose sector’s youngest fleet of modern multipurpose heavy lift vessels (ranging from 19,000 to 33,000 dwt), offering extreme heavy-lift capability (700mt max), with leading intake capacity. ?
Its focus on customer service and quality, has led to AAL becoming the world’s most awarded mpp carrier. In 2015, it won ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’?at the prestigious AFLAS Awards for a second year running and then repeated this success in 2016. In the same year, AAL also walk away with top honors at the Global Freight Awards in London and the 21stAustralian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney. Early 2017, AAL won the AFLAS ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ award for an unprecedented fourth time and followed it up in October with top ‘Project Carrier’ honors at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards.
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Yiannis Pittalis, AAL
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Lisa Davison, BLUE
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