APL Logistics

APL Logistics

APL Logistics, a subsidiary of NOL Group, is based in Singapore. The company has 110 locations in 60 countries. In 2013, APL Logistics posted logistics-related revenue estimated at $1.6 billion. This places the company at No. 37 on JOC’s ranking of the Top 40 Global 3PLs.

APL offers contract logistics services like warehousing, distribution, and inbound logistics. It also offers a full range of air, land, and sea transport solutions in addition to customs brokerage. APL serves the chemical, heavy industry, automotive, tech, healthcare, and retail industries.

APL operates on an asset heavy strategy. It has also carried out a series of acquisitions and joint ventures in recent years to shore up its position in the marketplace. Some of these firms include Carmichael International and APLL-Zhiqin Group, a Chinese transportation and distribution firm. 

Japan Post
17 Feb 2015
The decision by Japan state postal service to takeover regional logistics operator Toll Holdings for $5.07 billion is the second mega-logistics acquisition involving Japanese companies in as many days, and another exceptional price.
17 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Lines has sold APL Logistics to Kintetsu World Express for $1.2 billion in a stunning deal that gives the Singapore-listed group a net gain of more than $900 million.
17 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Lines suspended trading this afternoon as news broke in Japan that its forwarding arm, APL Logistics, was to be bought by Kintetsu World Express for $1.2 billion.
APL in Port of Los Angeles
13 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Line’s container division APL recorded a before tax loss of $37 million in the fourth quarter as the U.S. West Coast port congestion saw volumes fall and forced the carrier to cut sailings on its most important trade.
APL Gwangyang at Port of Singapore
21 Jan 2015
It will be “better luck” this year for loss-making Neptune Orient Lines as plummeting bunker fuel prices give a huge boost to the company’s cost savings drive, according to investment bankers DBS Vickers.
11 Dec 2014
APL Logistics is moving closer to the checkout queue with three companies reportedly on the shortlist to buy the NOL Group logistics unit, one based in Korea and two U.S. firms.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
17 Oct 2014
CJ Korea Express is mulling the acquisition of NOL Group's APL Logistics, the Korean courier giant said in an exchange filing, removing any lingering doubts that the logistics division of the Singapore-based shipping company is up for sale.
16 Oct 2014
Staying on top of the evolving regulatory and customs environment was a key areas forwarders and NVOCCs needed to focus on as they expand their business across Asia, delegates at a TPM Asia panel heard today.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
APL Logistics container loading in New York
20 Aug 2014
Neptune Orient Lines said Wednesday media reports that it plans to sell its logistics business, APL Logistics, for up to $900 million are "preliminary and exploratory in nature.”