APL cut the ribbon Monday on its new U.S. headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., where it is relocating its Americas staff from its long-time base in Oakland as part of a corporate retrenchment.
Neptune Orient Lines, APL’s Singapore-based parent, announced the retrenchment last May as a way of cutting overhead costs by co-locating business units from around the country that need to work closely together.
NOL employs about 300 people in Phoenix. Approximately half of those were hired locally. The remainder transferred from Oakland and other U.S. locations. More than 2,000 people work for NOL throughout the Americas.
The new Americas headquarters is in a new building at 16220 N. Scottsdale Road in Phoenix.
NOL’s primary business is 160-year-old APL, the world’s fifth-largest container shipping line. It also owns APL Logistics, the global supply chain management business, and a Terminals division that manages four U.S. West Coast terminals and two others in Asia.
Staff in the new Phoenix headquarters will oversee all of those activities for NOL in North, Central and South America.
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