• Home
  • News
  • APL named 'Containership Operator of the Year' at Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017
  • 2017 September 28 12:09

    APL named 'Containership Operator of the Year' at Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017

    APL was named 'Containership Operator of the Year' at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017 in London last evening. The accolade pays tribute to the company’s sound leadership and operations which have well-placed APL as one of the few profitable carriers in the industry today, the company said in its press release.

    APL Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Sartini who received the award in London said, “This award means a lot to me, to APL and to CMA CGM Group. This badge of distinction affirms what we have been doing in the past year to build a more robust network, strengthen our operations and draw closer to our customers. We are grateful to the organisers and also for the support of our customers. APL is proud to stand tall today as a trusted ocean carrier and we are motivated to soar even higher and deliver value.”

    APL’s commercial and operational accomplishments are evident in its financial performance. For the half year ended on 30 June 2017, APL recorded a revenue of US$2.77 billion, 29% higher than the same period last year. Volumes grew 4% to almost 2.5 million TEU. APL reported a Core EBIT (Earnings before Interest, Taxes and Non-Recurring Items) of US$137 million.

    Since January this year, APL has enhanced six existing services and introduced nine new loops, strengthening its portfolio of over 70 independent services. They have been designed to strengthen APL’s global network, in particular its stronghold Trans-Pacific and Intra-Asia trade lanes where the carrier will continue to fortify its market leadership position and growth. Meanwhile, APL is enhancing its presence in the Middle East and Indian subcontinents; and seeking growth opportunities in Oceania and Trans-Atlantic.

    Joining the OCEAN ALLIANCE as part of the CMA CGM Group was also a game-changer for APL. Including 38 services of the alliance that boasts a wide market coverage, best-in-class transit time and superior market connectivity, APL today offers a compelling selection of some 110 services.

    Operationally, APL continues to drive efficiency and ensure on-time performance of APL-operated services. APL’s emphasis on ensuring schedule reliability is evident in the 96% on-time arrival record of its Eagle Express (EX1) service at the port of Los Angeles. In June 2017, APL was ranked the second most reliable carrier with a reliability score of 84%, outperforming the global average on-time performance of 77.7%, according to SeaIntel Maritime Analysis’ Global Liner Performance July 2017 Report.

    About APL
    APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and e-commerce.APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 110 services calling ports in over 70 countries worldwide. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé.




2022 January 25

18:10 Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach postpone Container Excess Dwell Fee
17:55 Joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise Peaceful Sea-2022 took place in the Arabian Sea
17:36 Broad scope of Wärtsilä power solutions selected for gas-fuelled ferry trio
17:26 ICTSI's Cavite Gateway Terminal beefs up operations
17:04 BLRT Grupp is constructing a unique floating exhibition centre for Norway
16:45 Port of Los Angeles launches first-of-its-kind cyber resilience center
16:25 IDFA, Port of Los Angeles, and CMA CGM form joint initiative to advance U.S. dairy exports
15:52 MOL announces the world's first successful sea trial of autonomous sailing on a commercial container ship voyage
15:13 Damen commissions Rolls-Royce business unit to supply automation solutions for German Navy’s F126 frigates
15:02 Valenciaport and COSCO collaborate in the automation of the delivery of container seals
14:41 Flag-raising ceremony held on Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220
14:02 7.6 million tonnes of goods handled in record quantities at the Port of Kiel
13:36 Glavgosexpertiza approves installation of NSR maritime distress safety system at “Dickson” station
13:12 European shipowners support EU parliamentary proposal on commercial operators and a sector-dedicated fund
12:54 Damen signs up ERMA FIRST to supply world’s smallest Ballast Water Treatment System
12:30 TotalEnergies launches Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
12:11 OOCL posts results for 2021
11:24 RF Accounts Chamber found Russian IWW potential not to be used in full
11:00 European Parliament proposed amendments to EU ETS put Green Deal goals at risk, says World Shipping Council
10:17 Saimaa Canal Commission grants permit to Transport Infrastructure Agency for construction in Saimaa Canal lease area
09:43 Baltic Dry Index as of January 24
09:28 Crude oil prices continue moderate increase
09:15 MABUX: Global bunker prices to trend lower on Jan 25

2022 January 24

18:22 Nakilat takes delivery and management of fourth LNG carrier newbuild
18:09 CMA CGM and TotalEnergies launch Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
17:55 Detachment of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet went to sea to fulfill tasks of long-distance campaign
17:32 Raiffeisenbank opens USD 20 million credit facility for Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg
17:13 GTMaritime guide sets out future of maritime communications
16:50 Glavgosexpertiza approves construction of coal terminal Port “Vera” in Primorye
16:29 Salus Technical introduces its the cloud-based software Bowtie Master
15:58 Tersan shipyard lays down trawler for Magadan based fishing company Tikhrybkom
15:11 Wärtsilä hits methanol milestone with first newbuild engine order
14:30 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg to take delivery of over 40 units of handling equipment and one 63-tonne crane in 2022
14:01 Dogger Bank announces supplier events for O&M phase
13:44 BW Offshore signed an agreement for the sale of the FPSO BW Joko Tole
13:21 Loko-Bank shareholder increased his share in FESCO to 26.52%
13:07 Royal Dutch Shell plc changes its name to Shell plc
12:44 FESCO increases number of transit container trains from CPV almost twice in 2021
12:23 EdgeTech rolls out the 6205s2 Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar System
12:18 PGS secures Northern Lights CO2 storage acquisition contract
11:52 Maersk Drilling secures 21-month contract with TotalEnergies
11:17 Second episode of a creative multimedia project named The Ecologist was launched in cooperation with Van Oord
10:49 Heerema announces contract with McDermott for Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment Program
10:42 Eastern Shipbuilding completes major infrastructure improvement project to support OPC program
09:28 Crude oil prices rise as demand increases
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of January 21
08:37 MABUX: No firm trend on Global bunker market on Jan 24

2022 January 23

14:29 Record figures in Polish ports
13:52 Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
12:36 CMHI shipyard hosts a keel-laying ceremony for Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel ‘Ocean Albatros’
11:47 SGMF releases updated version of LNG as a marine fuel – Safety and Operational Guidelines – Bunkering'
11:08 James Fisher Renewables secures high voltage safety management commissioning contract from Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore win
10:57 BW Ideol secures close to 1GW of offshore floating wind acreage in ScotWind leasing round
09:51 AIDA named Top Employer again

2022 January 22

14:06 Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as Senior VP, Government Relations
13:29 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
12:41 New year boost for MYCRANE as four lifting experts join the team
12:07 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Bombora Wave Power strengthen their collaboration through an investment
11:34 Carnival Cruise Line adding more embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols for the foreseeable future
10:54 Indian Register of Shipping strengthens focus on safety of Inland Waterways