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, 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.

08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
03 Dec 2015
Acquiring container lines is rarely easy, but CMA CGM’s track record will give it a good foundation to bring Neptune Orient Lines into the fold — if the France-based carrier’s exclusive talks with the Singapore-based company lead to a deal.
02 Dec 2015
CMA CGM has until midnight on Monday, Dec. 7, to decide if it wants to bid for Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines, but reports that the French line is seeking finance from banks for what could be a $2.2 billion purchase shows that the carrier is serious about the acquisition.
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.