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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.

An APL container ship.
11 Apr 2018
Shippers looking to send goods from Latin America west — especially from Mexico — to China and the Far East, and in the other direction, have a growing list of options after the launch of three new services.
An APL container ship.
06 Apr 2018
The service is the latest by an ocean carrier seeking to develop time-definite business arrangements with importers of certain products when they have a critical mass of shippers at designated destinations.
The Port of Shanghai.
05 Mar 2018
Singapore-based APL will launch a fast premium service between Shanghai and LA in June to lure shippers of air freight to ocean.
11 Dec 2017
APL was No. 13 on the trans-Atlantic trade in the first three quarters.
16 Oct 2017
Offering the right solutions and not the lowest price will be the way carriers can differentiate themselves, believes the APL CEO.
09 Oct 2017
APL on Monday said it will guarantee US importers’ containers won’t be left at the dock in China and Vietnam through a surcharge and a money-back guarantee.
05 Oct 2017
BCOs will experience new dynamics that could affect cargo-handling at terminals where supervisors are organized by the ILWU.
06 Jul 2017
The superintendent organizing efforts come at a sensitive time for the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.
05 Jul 2017
Just days after APL announced the launch of a direct Asia-Hawaii service, NYK has doubled its frequency to the US island state.
03 Jul 2017
French line CMA CGM has offloaded most of its stake in its LA terminal for almost $1 billion.
01 Jul 2017
APL has added to its trans-Pacific network with a new and direct North Asia-Hawaii service.
09 Jun 2017
CMA CGM and its APL unit are launching two new services linking the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf, and the Indian Subcontinent.
19 May 2017
CMA CGM returned to the black in the first quarter.
10 Apr 2017
Jakarta and the US West Coast have been linked by a new direct service offered by the Ocean Alliance and operated by CMA CGM.
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.
06 Mar 2017
Ensuring their supply chains are secure is high on the BCOs' agenda as they engage with carriers in trans-Pacific service contract talks, said APL's chief executive.
23 Feb 2017
APL product aims at shippers with day-definite intermodal shipment needs.
17 Jan 2017
French line CMA CGM has followed through on its commitment to making Singapore its Asian hub with the opening of a regional operations centre in the city-state.
07 Dec 2016
APL will drop its regular general rate increases and adopt the inclusive rate format that was agreed with the EU Commission in July by a host of carriers to resolve a long-running anti-trust probe.
07 Dec 2016
APL has expanded its China-New Zealand network as trade between the two countries almost tripled in the past decade.
16 Sep 2016
APL is about to launch a new trans-Atlantic service just as import spot rates on the route are at a five-year low.
05 Sep 2016
CMA CGM has completed its acquisition of NOL and its liner unit APL.
The Ocean Alliance will get a new 45-day review period from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission after it submits responses to FMC queries.
25 Aug 2016
U.S. maritime regulators have more questions for the Ocean Alliance.
25 Aug 2016
APL’s tie-up with CMA CGM has allowed the Singapore liner to re-enter the India-Europe trade lane.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
Incheon Port, pictured, in the first half recorded its largest ever throughput for a half-year period with 1.24 million TEUs.
22 Aug 2016
The new CC1-CC2 was made from the merging of two Asia-North America West Coast Central China products into a new Central China Combo service.
09 Aug 2016
Zhao Hongzhou, a former general manager at China Shipping Container Lines, has been tapped to lead the integration of of APL’s greater China operations into CMA CGM.
18 Jul 2016
CMA CGM Monday closed its all-cash offer for Neptune Orient Lines.
14 Jun 2016
CMA CGM named a new CEO and CFO for NOL.
09 Jun 2016
CMA CGM takes yet another major step toward its NOL acquisition.
06 Jun 2016
French container line launches all-cash offer for NOL shares.