APL

APL is the world’s seventh-largest container shipping company founded in 1848 with approximately 150 vessels, operating in over 140 ports worldwide. The company employs more than 13,000 individuals.

APL, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based NOL Group — one of the Top 50 global transportation and logistics companiesposted revenues of US$8.83 billion in 2013, down 7.2 percent from the previous year. The company recorded a net loss of $76 million, down 81.5 percent from the previous year’s net loss of $412 million.

APL was the fourth-ranked container carrier in U.S. containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 1,235,623 TEUs, down 1.4 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 6.8 percent. It was No. 5 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 784,135 TEUs, down 0.5 percent year-over-year, and market share of 6.1 percent. For more carrier rankings, see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

22 Sep 2014
The savings to be gained from a container line getting more miles to the gallon are immense, as Singapore's NOL Group can attest with $1.2 billion in cuts, and half of that came from bunker and network savings at its APL liner division.
14 Sep 2014
An estimated 300,000 40-foot reefer containers are expected to be added to the global fleet by 2018 as strong demand for perishables drives the business and improving technology enables their long distance transport.
10 Sep 2014
APL has announced a steep increase in its congestion surcharges imposed earlier on import containers handled at the Indian ports of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) and Pipavav...
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.
22 Aug 2014
APL and OOCL have imposed surcharges on import containers bound for India’s northern hinterland region.
20 Aug 2014
Overall capacity operated by the Top 21 container carriers increased 5.6 percent or 847,000 TEUs in the last 12 months, according to industry analyst Alphaliner’s latest newsletter, furthering chronic overcapacity in the container shipping market.
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.”
11 Aug 2014
One shipping line is based in Singapore and the other in Hong Kong, but the interim results of APL and OOCL have revealed the importance of managing costs in the current weak freight rate environment.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
APL Gwangyang in Singapore
07 Aug 2014
NOL Group today posted a second-quarter net loss of $54 million as container volume carried by its liner shipping division APL fell 6 percent, mainly due to the lower-yield backhaul and Asia-Middle East trades.
Bremerhaven
06 Aug 2014
The U.S. ocean container trade via European ports, including transshipments, increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million laden 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
01 Aug 2014
The G6 Alliance is performing abysmally compared with its competitors when it comes to schedule reliability, according to a new SeaIntel report.