APL: A trusted partner to the U.S. Government for ocean transportation

APL proudly supports our U.S. Flag ocean vessel fleet. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce.

For more than 170 years, American President Lines, LLC has been a trusted partner to the U.S. Government for ocean transportation and in-country logistics. We offer secure and efficient services to key foreign military locations. These include five weekly U.S. Flag services linking North America to Asia and Europe and feeder routes within the Middle East.

Our fleet of commercial vessels with military utility that are owned and operated by U.S. citizens provides the reliable support that is necessary for national defense. A pool of trained U.S. mariners also crews APL’s U.S. flagged fleet.

Supported by a dedicated team of professionals based in Washington D.C; Nashville, Tennessee; Guam; Dubai, UAE; Karachi, Pakistan; Antwerp, Belgium and Oakland, California, we deliver specialized solutions for the shipment of U.S. Flag Preference and Project Cargoes. American President Lines, LLC prides itself on being the mission critical link for many U.S. Government efforts worldwide.

  • Comprehensive offering of linehaul and feeder connections provides a full range of services
  • Our intermodal network linking U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast and U.S. Gulf to inland locations ensures extensive coverage throughout North America
  • Priority berthing at key ports means your cargo reaches its destination faster Priority II service may be upgraded to Priority I, subject to inducement

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, founded in 1978 by the late Jacques R. Saadé. CMA CGM Group is now led by Rodolphe Saadé. Its 489 vessels serve more than 420 ports worldwide. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseille, the Group has over 110,000 employees globally through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses.

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