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Felix Schoeller

AAL Shipping

Commercial Director

Felix Schoeller is Commercial Director and a Board Member of AAL Shipping with over 14 years’ experience in the shipping sector. He holds a BBA and an MBA.

After completing his initial management training at Columbia Ship Management (CSM) in Hamburg, he joined AAL in 2009. Initially based in Shanghai, he was appointed Assistant General Manager of China and Trade Manager for India, Middle East and the Australia East Coast.

Following a period in Europe, where he gained additional management experience outside of AAL, within several other of the Group’s companies - namely Schoeller Holdings (Limassol) and Columbia Shipmanagement (Hamburg) - Felix returned to AAL full-time in 2014 as Global General Manager based in Singapore.

Felix helped to establish AAL’s North America operations and its wider expansion into a leading global project heavy lift carrier. Today, he is responsible for AAL’s commercial operations worldwide, as well as an integral part of the Company’s corporate and fleet strategy.

Over the years, Felix has benefited from a working knowledge of key components of the wider shipping sector, such as ship financing, ship management, commercial and technical operations in Cyprus, Germany, China and Singapore.

Sessions With Felix Schoeller

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 09:45am - 10:45am (CST) / 27/apr/2022 02:45 pm - 27/apr/2022 03:45 pm

    The Fleet of the Future: A Conversation With MPV Executives

    The multipurpose and heavy-lift fleet is benefiting from a white-hot carrier market and a consolidating sector but facing tough, multimillion-dollar decisions on fleet renewal. After years of overcapacity in the sector, a looming vessel shortage in an already-tight market is rattling nerves across the project cargo supply chain. Why are so few new vessels on order? A lack of yard space and high building costs are significant factors, but looming even larger are questions about what designs, engines, and technology will work for vessels expected to operate for 20 years or more in a low-carbon or carbon-neutral future. What will regulators and shippers require from their carriers in terms of low-carbon footprints and Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria? And what should or can carriers require of their clients? This incisive discussion with four executives from leading multipurpose carriers will analyze these questions and more.