Kyriacos Panayides joined the ranks of the shipping industry in the early 1990s following his graduation in Business Administration and post graduate studies in Shipping. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, he combines extensive experience in multiple sectors of the Shipping Industry, such as shipowning, shipmanagement, commercial operations, tanker pools, liners and shipping agencies. Throughout his career, he has been involved in numerous shipping projects and transactions, as well as holding several directorial positions in shipping companies belonging to the Schoeller Holdings Group. Since 2015 he has resided in Singapore as Managing Director of AAL Shipping.
AAL is a multiple award-winning and global multipurpose & heavy Lift shipping operator that has served the breakbulk, project heavy-lift and dry bulk sectors for almost 25 years. Its triage of service models - tramp chartering solutions, semi-liner trades and liner services - provide flexible transport solutions that connect every compass point via a network of well-established local offices across the world.
AAL operates one of the market's youngest and largest fleets of multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with a heavy lift capability of 700 tons. The fleet is supported by a dedicated team of commercial, chartering, engineering and operations professionals that have accomplished numerous industry firsts for the carrier and its customers. AAL's growing global customer base represents dynamic industries like oil & gas, mining, wind energy, construction, agriculture and leisure.