SINGAPORE, 31 JANUARY, 2012 – APL, the world’s seventh largest container shipping carrier, today announced that its on-time performance in the Trans-Pacific trade was 94% last year.
In its final year measure of 2011 vessel reliability, the Singapore-based carrier said today that APL ships missed their arrival window just 15 times out of 234 port calls to the US West Coast. The delays were due to inclement weather and port congestion.
“We have continued our focus on providing customers with schedule reliability,” said APL President Kenneth Glenn. “Although our reliability figures have consistently remained above 90%, we won’t be satisfied until we achieve an even better on-time performance, in any market situation.”
The report measures reliability on the five Asia-to-US West Coast services operated exclusively by APL vessels.
Summary of APL’s Trans-Pacific services:
Service Port routing Calls/Calls on-time Percentage on-time
Pacific South 1 (PS1) Laem Chabang, Singapore, Cai Mep, Yantian, Hong Kong, Yangshan, Seattle, Vancouver 50/52 96%
Pacific South 2 (PS2) Xiamen, Chiwan, Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Oakland, San Pedro, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas 51/52 98%
Pacific South 5 (PS5) Naha, Shanghai, Yangshan, Busan, San Pedro, Oakland 45/52 87%
Pacific Coast Express (PCE) Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Yokohama, San Pedro, Oakland, Dutch Harbor 24/27 89%
South Asia Express (SAX) Singapore, Hong Kong, Chiwan, San Pedro 49/51 96%
The full reliability report can be found on APL’s website www.apl.com.
APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 60 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), global shipping and logistics company. APL Web site: www.apl.com