Recently launched Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) has announced that Singapore-based breakbulk player AAL will be opening a new Vancouver office.
“Within a just a few months, the Vancouver International Maritime Centre has already begun to attract international shipping companies to Vancouver,” said Michael de Jong, minister of finance for the province of British Columbia.
“We are really excited to be in Vancouver. It is an extremely welcoming jurisdiction and offers international shipping companies like AAL great opportunity for growth and development,” said Bernard Huizenga, business manager for AAL Canada.
VIMC CEO and chairman Graham Clarke told Maritime CEO 10 days ago that every facet of shipping services is now being looked at by his team to make the Canadian city a shipping hub. Tax perks are also on offer.