won the “Ship Operator Award” at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2018. The
Award acknowledges APL’s excellent performance in customer service innovation,
ship operations, commercial development and environmental protection in 2017.
Maritime Awards Asia recognises efforts from companies that constantly rise
above challenges and go the extra mile to outperform itself. Quality of these
submissions were impressive and surpasses each edition of the event,” said
Marcus Hand, Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime Review and Chairman of the Seatrade
Maritime Awards Asia Judging Panel.
Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Sartini said, “This is a momentous win as APL
celebrates 170 years of global shipping. This Award reflects the confidence that
shippers have in the APL brand. At the heart of our customer-first culture is
APL’s innovative spirit which will live on for many more years to come.”
award win comes after a year of positive results. In 2017, APL carried more
than 5 million TEUs of cargo and contributed USD340 million to the CMA CGM
Group's operating income. The year saw APL introducing 28 new and enhanced
services, and offering 38 services within the OCEAN ALLIANCE.
its growth momentum, APL unveiled 10 new services in the first four months of
2018. Among them is the Eagle Express X (EXX) service, a weekly China – US West
Coast ocean freight product that will commence sailing this July. The EXX
service promises a hassle-free customer experience, an expeditious 11-day transit
from Shanghai to Los Angeles, swift cargo discharge with next day availability
at an off-dock facility, certainty of equipment and space at direct Asian load
ports; as well as guaranteed chassis in Los Angeles.
ocean carrier has also continued to advance with the varied demands of the
market, providing solutions that differentiate APL in the increasingly
commoditised business of shipping. An example is APL’s Eagle GO Guaranteed
product that guarantees vessel space and equipment on board 22 North America-destined
services from 29 Asian ports, six US-bound services from 17 European ports, and
seven services destined for Australia and New Zealand from 15 Asian ports.
GO Guaranteed is part of APL’s suite of Eagle Guaranteed services comprising Eagle
GET and Eagle REACH. APL’s Eagle GET Guaranteed service assures an expeditious
discharge of cargo on board the EX1, SC1 and PE1 services at the Global Gateway
South (GGS) terminal in Los Angeles.
Eagle REACH Guaranteed promises day-definite arrival of containers on the EX1
service from the GGS terminal to rail yards in Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, El
Paso, Kansas City and Memphis.