AAL Christens First Super B-Class Heavy Lift MPP, AAL Limassol

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Project heavy lift carrier, AAL Shipping (AAL), has marked a new milestone in the construction of its Super B-Class heavy lift multipurpose (MPP) series. Over the past weekend, the company has christened the AAL Limassol at the CSSC Huangpu WenChong Shipyard in China, reports Projects Cargo Journal.

About the project

It marks progress in the construction of the company’s third-generation heavy-lifters which are said to be the most capable MPPs on the water, according to AAL.

The vessel is set for its maiden voyage in May.

With a capacity of over 42,000 cbm of cargo, they are equipped with three 350 mt heavy lift cranes that can be combined for a maximum lift of 700 mt. The vessels boast 3,880 square meters of clear weather deck space, along with extendable pontoons on the starboard side to increase cargo stowage capacity.

Below deck, there are two large box-shaped cargo holds optimized for dry bulk, featuring adjustable triple decks and no center-line bulkhead. The superstructure positioned forward allows for unobscured sailing visibility and no height restrictions on cargo.

Furthermore, these vessels are designed to sail with open hatch covers, enabling the safe stowage of exceptionally tall and over-dimensional units in the hold space.

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Source: Project Cargo Journal