AAL Shipping has lifted its tally of secondhand and newbuilding multipurpose (MPP) acquisitions this year into double digits.

The project cargo and heavylift specialist has signed an estimated $35m en-bloc deal for two large MPPs.

On Monday, the Singapore company signed a deal to acquire the 33,200-dwt AAL Mars (built 2011) and AAL Merkur (built 2010) from Cyprus' Marlow Navigation.