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.

05 Nov 2014
APM Terminals is postponing its “main strategic event in 2014” — the opening of a state-of-the-art container terminal in Rotterdam — to 2015.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
23 Apr 2014
What is today a small club of carriers operating or having ordered 18,000-TEU ships or larger is likely to grow, but not necessarily overnight, as carriers intensify their focus on reducing costs without regard to greater market or infrastructure implications.
Container ship in Hamburg, Germany.
08 Apr 2014
The 2013 financial reporting season for container lines ended for many carriers in a sea of red ink as high bunker prices and weak freight rates combined to drag down profits.
03 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission yesterday unanimously voted to allow the G6 Alliance to expand into the Asia-U.S. West Coat and trans-Atlantic routes.
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
APL India at berth
05 Mar 2014
NOL Group will return to profit this year by concentrating on its core Transpacific business and reaping the benefits of its sizeable port holdings, according to one equity analyst firm.
Standing: Peter Leach, JOC. Seated, left to right: William Payne, NYK Line; Mike White, Maersk Line; Wolfgang Freese, Hapag-Lloyd; Gene Seroka, APL; Howard Finkel, Cosco North America.
03 Mar 2014
Vessel capacity is exaggerated but container ship lines continue to struggle to raise rates to cover costs and meet service demands, carrier executives told the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference.
20 Feb 2014
The six members of the G6 – Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, OOCL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, APL and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines – today released details on the port rotations...
20 Feb 2014
NOL Group posted a fourth quarter loss of $137 million, which was $46 million bigger than the $91 million loss in the same period last year, as revenue from its container shipping business was hit by overcapacity and falling freight rates.
Cargo containers on a ship
04 Feb 2014
Based on SeaIntel’s monthly Global Liner Performance reports from 2013, container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 79.5 percent of the time in 2013...
Container ship
31 Jan 2014
Container ships arrived at their destination ports across the globe on time 73.7 percent of the time in December 2013...
29 Jan 2014
Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement plan to increase Asia-U.S. rates by $300 per FEU, effective March 15...