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, is now a part of CMA CGM following CMA CGM's 2016 acquisition of NOL. CMA CGM said that it will continue to maintain and develop the APL brand.

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18 Jul 2016
CMA CGM Monday closed its all-cash offer for NOL.
22 Nov 2015
CMA CGM moved a step closer to acquiring Neptune Orient Lines after entering into an exclusivity agreement with the Singapore carrier that could see a formal offer made in early December.
16 Nov 2015
There is little prospect of a bidding war for NOL between prospective suitors Maersk Line and CMA CGM as the risks involved in acquiring a loss-making line in a weak market will lean heavily on the sale price, Drewry believes.
10 Nov 2015
Difficulties in estimating Neptune Orient Lines’ valuation, its unprofitability and the steady loss of market share by its APL container division will make a proposed sale of the Singapore-listed company no easy task.
06 Nov 2015
CMA CGM declined to comment on reports it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the Singapore-listed owner of ocean carrier APL.
30 Oct 2015
NOL’s third-quarter results were awash in red ink as the Singapore-listed company reported a third-quarter net loss of $96 million, down 300 percent compared to the same period last year as rate levels tumbled on the major trades.
28 Oct 2015
APL has agreed to pay $9.8 million to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that the carrier misrepresented its ability to track containerized military shipments from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
23 Oct 2015
Singapore-based container carrier APL announced it is discontinuing an existing call at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, on its Middle East Express, or SMX, service, effective this month.
14 Oct 2015
Container carrier APL announced it is upgrading its New Zealand Express, or NZE, service by adding a direct northbound call at Brisbane, Australia.
12 Oct 2015
Singapore-based APL has added a new connection to its recently announced Eagle Express service between Asia and the U.S. that will link the islands of Guam and Saipan to Yokohama from Nov. 24.
24 Sep 2015
Foreign shipping lines have expressed concern about a proposed Vietnam government decree that will require shipping companies to publicize their freight tariffs to protect exporters and importers.
20 Aug 2015
Singapore-based container carrier APL has introduced a new, dedicated intra-Asia service in another sign of the seemingly insatiable demand for services on the trade.