APL Logistics

APL Logistics, a subsidiary of NOL Group, is based in Singapore. The company has 110 locations in 60 countries. APL Logistics offers contract logistics services like warehousing, distribution, and inbound logistics. It also offers a full range of air, land, and sea transport solutions in addition to customs brokerage. APL serves the chemical, heavy industry, automotive, tech, healthcare, and retail industries. APL Logistics operates on an asset heavy strategy. It has also carried out a series of acquisitions and joint ventures in recent years to shore up its position in the marketplace. Some of these firms include Carmichael International and APLL-Zhiqin Group, a Chinese transportation and distribution firm. 

22 Jan 2020
APL Logistics is providing a visibility product that mingles its ability to connect directly to carriers across modes with its “boots on the ground” to fill in gaps in data completeness and timeliness.
18 Apr 2018
Sponsored: APL Chief Executive Nicolas Sartini gives his outlook on the maritime trade industry for 2018 and areas of market growth. At the JOC TPM Conference in March he discussed the launch of a new EXX service for APL, an 11-day service from Shanghai to Los Angeles, designed as a speed-to-market alternative for air freight.
09 Aug 2017
Kintetsu is the latest of several leading international freight forwarders that have recorded higher volumes in the April to June quarter.
11 May 2017
A favorable exchange rate for US importers is driving more cross-border business between Mexico and the United States.
11 Nov 2016
Net profit at Kintetsu World Express crashed even as group revenue surged.
29 Sep 2016
APL Logistics and its parent company have retracted statements made by their employees that said “K” Line could go bankrupt, after the Japanese container line threatened legal action.
22 Sep 2016
“K” Line accuses APL Logistics of telling the latter’s customers that the Japanese container line could go bankrupt.
Kintetsu World Express acquired APL Logistics to increase its competitiveness with U.S. and European rivals, and APL Logistics offset revenue declines at other KWE units.
09 Aug 2016
Last year’s acquisition of APL Logistics continued to dent profit at Kintetsu World Express Inc.
30 Jul 2015
LONDON – NOL Group swung to a net profit of $890 million in the second quarter from a $54 million loss a year ago, almost entirely due to the gain from the sale of APL Logistics to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express.
APL Logistics in Jakarta
07 May 2015
APL Logistics is not standing still while its acquisition by Kintetsu World Express (KWE) is finalized and today announced plans to expand its presence in Indonesia, the second major investment since being sold.
26 Mar 2015
Speculation has been rife in the Singapore media about a possible tie-up between Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) and fellow G6 Alliance member Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas International Ltd. (OOIL), but a closer look at the business of the two carriers reveals that merging their operations would create little synergy.
13 Mar 2015
APL Logistics will establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015, the Singapore-based forwarder has announced.
Japan Post
17 Feb 2015
The decision by Japan state postal service to takeover regional logistics operator Toll Holdings for $5.07 billion is the second mega-logistics acquisition involving Japanese companies in as many days, and another exceptional price.
17 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Lines has sold APL Logistics to Kintetsu World Express for $1.2 billion in a stunning deal that gives the Singapore-listed group a net gain of more than $900 million.
17 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Lines suspended trading this afternoon as news broke in Japan that its forwarding arm, APL Logistics, was to be bought by Kintetsu World Express for $1.2 billion.
APL in Port of Los Angeles
13 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Line’s container division APL recorded a before tax loss of $37 million in the fourth quarter as the U.S. West Coast port congestion saw volumes fall and forced the carrier to cut sailings on its most important trade.
APL Gwangyang at Port of Singapore
21 Jan 2015
It will be “better luck” this year for loss-making Neptune Orient Lines as plummeting bunker fuel prices give a huge boost to the company’s cost savings drive, according to investment bankers DBS Vickers.
11 Dec 2014
APL Logistics is moving closer to the checkout queue with three companies reportedly on the shortlist to buy the NOL Group logistics unit, one based in Korea and two U.S. firms.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
17 Oct 2014
CJ Korea Express is mulling the acquisition of NOL Group's APL Logistics, the Korean courier giant said in an exchange filing, removing any lingering doubts that the logistics division of the Singapore-based shipping company is up for sale.
16 Oct 2014
Staying on top of the evolving regulatory and customs environment was a key areas forwarders and NVOCCs needed to focus on as they expand their business across Asia, delegates at a TPM Asia panel heard today.
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.
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.”
23 Dec 2013
NOL Group has appointed Beat Simon as president of subsidiary APL Logistics, effective March 1, 2014.
30 Oct 2013
NOL Group’s extensive cost-cutting paid off in the third quarter as the Singapore-based shipping line posted a net profit of $20 million even as its revenue declined.
09 Aug 2013
Neptune Orient Lines Group reported a net loss of $35 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $118 million in the second quarter of 2012.
08 Jul 2013
APL Logistics has launched an online sales channel for Wal-Mart in Mexico.
14 May 2013
Neptune Orient Lines Group today reported profit in the first quarter of 2013 was $76 million, improving from a net loss of $254 million in the first quarter of 2012.
APL container
22 Feb 2013
Neptune Orient Lines today reported a net loss of $98 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, improving 69 percent from a net loss of $320 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
05 Dec 2012
Supply chain management company APL Logistics and automotive third-party logistics provider VASCOR have formed a joint venture to serve the automotive sector in India.
20 Nov 2012
APL Logistics is moving aggressively to expand its global capabilities with the acquisition of Carmichael International S
20 Nov 2012
APL Logistics, the supply chain management unit of Singapore’s NOL Group, has acquired Carmichael International Service,
08 Oct 2012
APL Logistics
08 Aug 2012
09 May 2012
Singapore-based NOL Group reported a $254 million first quarter loss despite cost-cutting and rate increases in March, and said high fuel costs and excess capacity will continue to challenge container
13 Feb 2012
APL is joining the container shipping drive to push up pricing on shipments from Asia to Europe, announcing i