Austral Asia Line BV is incorporated in the Nederlands and with its commercial head office in Brisbane, to provide a breakbulk, multipurpose liner service between South East Asia and Papua New Guinea, Queensland and the Northern Territories of Australia.
Project Asia Service is incorporated in the Nederlands, with its commercial head office in Brisbane, to provide services between North Asia, PNG and Australia East Coast.
Opening of Representative Office in Singapore.
Opening of Representative Office in Shanghai.
Delivery of owned, first generation, new-build, heavy lift, multipurpose vessels: D-Class vessels (30,000 DWT) – now retired,
Launch of PNG Express Service, linking Asia and PNG – now replaced by our Pacific Liner Service (Pacific Service).
A dedicated Project Cargo Department is established.
Austral Asia Line BV and Project Asia Service BV (PAS) merge to form Austral Asia Line.
The Asia to Australia’s West Coast Liner Service is launched.
Introduction of 4 owned H-Class multipurpose, heavy lift vessels – now retired.
Opening of Representative Office in Korea.
Austral Asia Line Pte Ltd. (AAL) is incorporated, moving its headquarters to Singapore.
The AAL Brisbane is the first delivery of an order for 10 new-build A-Class (31,000dwt) multipurpose, heavy lift vessels.
A new 'Tramp & Projects' division is launched, to offer global, tailor-made chartering solutions.
The AAL Fremantle is the first delivery of an order for 4 new-build S-Class (19,000dwt) multipurpose, heavy lift vessels.
Opening of Representative Office in Houston.
Opening of Representative Office in Hamburg.
Expansion of East Coast Australia Service into New Zealand.
First entry into the North American market is marked by frequent and fixed route sailings, through the company's Tramp & Projects division.
A new and dedicated Pacific Liner Service (Pacific Service) is launched, to offer regular and scheduled links between Asia and North America's West Coast.
Opening of Representative Office in Seattle.
Opening of Representative Office in Vancouver.
Expansion of our Tramp & Projects division's fleet, with chartered 3rd party tonnage.
AAL awarded 'Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo 2014' at the AFSCA awards
Austral Asia Line is formally re-branded globally to 'AAL'.
Opening of an AAL Office in Japan.
Introduction of regular, fixed route sailings by our Tramp & Projects division, in key geographical areas.
AAL Awarded 'Best Maritime Cargo Provider 2014' at the 2015 Cargo Logistics Canada Awards of Excellence.