A two minute video of the AAL Dampier loading heavy lift petrochemical pressure vessels
September 2019 saw project heavy lift carrier AAL complete the successful handling and transport of an impressive cargo of South Korean-engineered petrochemical plant components, from Pyeongtaek to Map Ta Phut. The units were destined for one of Thailand’s largest integrated producers of olefins and polyolefins and comprised over 15,000cbm of individual items, the largest of which was a pressure vessel measuring 86 metres in length and weighing close to 360mt.
The heavy lift vessel involved was one of AAL’s S-Class fleet (19,000dwt and featuring a 700t max lift), the AAL Dampier. The cargo operation proved a truly ‘international’ exercise for AAL and testament to its award-winning service and accredited internal systems and communications. The cargo was booked by its chartering desk in Korea, operated by its Australia Office and engineered and supervised by its team in Singapore.
Sea News, October 9