AAL moves into Japanese market


Austral Asia Line (AAL), breakbulk and heavy lift shipping line, has announced the launch of a new operation in Japan. The strategic move is expected to build on AAL’s significant presence in Asia and help to drive its continued international development.

Based in Tokyo, AAL Japan will focus on providing services to key industries, particularly the engineering, procurement and construction sectors, where Japan has a strong reputation for the export of high-end quality products. AAL Japan will provide a range of transportation and logistics services, drawing upon its experience in the global heavy lift and project cargo markets. These include transportation solutions on sea, land and air, related agency services, financing and temporary staffing and logistics consultancy.

Wolfgang Harms, Managing Director of AAL Japan said, “This development reflects the significance of Japan as a key market for AAL and, with more than half of the country’s shipments going into Asia, we have the experience and the resources to meet market expectations and build our reputation and operations in the region even further.”

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