Austral Asia Line



Founded in 1995 and since 2009 headquartered in Singapore, AAL is a leading global ocean transport operator, serving the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry.

AAL's expanding infrastructure and network of representative offices and agencies stretches from North Asia and Oceania to Europe and the Americas. With an award-winning team of multinational and multilingual professionals on land and sea, AAL is able to swiftly and effectively addess around-the-clock demands of a global customer base.



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AAL's unique shipping service has two complementary divisions - a 'Liner Services' division and a 'Tramp & Projects' division.

AAL operates regular and frequent liner servcies, comprising of routes linking a number of the main ports and hubs between Asia and Australia / New Zealand and North America's West Coast. This network of routes currently comprises:

  • Asia to East Coast Australia and New Zealand (AUEC Service)
  • Asia to West Coast Australia Service (AUWC Service)
  • North Asia to West Coast Canada and USA (Pacific Service)

The Tramp and Projects division works to complement AAL's liner shipping service to offer customers a seamless tailor-made global service that stretches beyond the existing liner routes, with maximum safety and efficiency at every turn.

Powered by a team of top-class project shipping chartering desk and transport engineers, AAL has the expertise to provide customers with best-in-class transportation solutions for their project, heavy lift and over-dimensional cargo - from consulting and planning, to execution and delivery.




Modern Fleet

AAL boasts the world's youngest fleet of new generation and technologically advanced multipurpose heavy lift vessels. Having completed the newbuilding program in 2014, AAL is today ranked amongst the biggest multipurpose operators in the world.

AAL also regularly charters suitable external tonnage, to match specific trade and customer requirements.


Current owned fleet includes 31,000 dwt A-CLass and 19,000 dwt S-CLass modern multipurpose heavy lift vessels, specifically designed and equipped for heavy lift project cargo as well as for breakbulk and dry bulk cargo. These vessels feature side mounted heavy lift cranes offering lifting capacity of up to 700 metric tonnes, ideal for loading and stowing large project cargo. Long cargo holds, equipped with adjustable tweendecks and strengthened tank tops, offer the flexibility of carrying a diverse range of breakbulk and heavy lift cargo. AAL's vessels also feature large box shaped holds equipped with independent dehumidifiers which are suitable to carry dry parcels such as grain, mineral concentrates and other loose commodities.