SCAC Code: APLU
Corporate HQ: Arlington, Virginia, United States
APL is a subsidiary of French shipping company CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé
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American President Lines (APL) is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers operating an all-container ship fleet. Covering all aspects of global cargo container transportation, APL delivers its services through its international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL offers transportation for all shipment needs – from dry, climate-controlled, hazardous and oversized goods to special cargo. APL also offers shipping services in the world’s major trade lanes – Trans-Pacific, Latin-America and Intra-Asia.
APL operates marine terminals at ten strategic points around the world.
- Americas – Dutch Harbor (Alaska)
- Asia – Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kobe (Japan), Yokohama (Japan), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Laem Chabang (Thailand), Qingdao (China), Nhava Sheva (India)
APL is proud to fly the American flag on 9 vessels ranging in capacity from 1,700 TEUs to 7,800 TEUs. APL is a strong supporter of the U.S. Merchant Marine, employing over 350 U.S. mariners. Some of the APL vessels are President Cleveland, President Kennedy, President Roosevelt, President Wilson, President Truman, President Eisenhower, APL Gulf Express, APL CC Herodote and APL CC Dakar.