b'AALs Hansen confident in the MPV marketAALS HANSEN CONFIDENT IN THE MPV MARKETHenrik Hansen, General Manager, AAL Americas, noted in an interview with the AJOT, while acknowledging the global economic challenges facing the industry, confidence in the MPV sector. By George LauriatNovember 23, 2022 | Published originally in AJOT Issue #747AAL, one of the worlds largest multipurpose vessel operators, is principally engaged in project, heavy lift breakbulk and dry bulk sectors. Unlike many MPV operators, the Singapore-based AALs business model includes a strong liner component that connects Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas through a number of regular calls.With the global economy being of great concern, particularly the slow-down in China, Houston-based Henrik Hansen, AALs general manager for the Americas in an interview with AJOT was asked how Chinas economic slump impacted bulk, breakbulk and project shipping? Hansen said, In terms of exports from China to North America, the economic slump has had an impact on the cargo volume shipped from Chinese ports. VolumesHenrik Hansen, AALs generalhave decreased and, as a result, ocean freight rates have been on amanager for the Americasdecline. Whether this is temporary or a situation we can expect for the 26'