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Reminder: New paper format for printing Original BL via APL eBusiness

If you are printing Original Bills of Lading (BL) via our convenient APL eBusiness platform, you would have received our new OBL paper stock by now.

This is a gentle reminder to always print your OBL on the new paper stock format, which comes with more security features.

Please note the two types of paper you will receive, and the difference in their application:

BL Paper Application Additional note
“APL LLC”
- in bottom right corner of front-facing page
- at top left corner of Terms and Conditions
For all shipments:
1) from Japan or Taiwan;
2) to Japan or Taiwan; or
3) all U.S. Military or U.S. Government cargo
“Carrier” field in the BL should indicate “American President Lines, LLC”
“APL CO”
- in bottom right corner of front-facing page
- at top left corner of Terms and Conditions
All other cargo, including China imports and exports “Carrier" field in the BL should indicate “APL Co. Pte Ltd”

Sample new BL paper (front-facing blank page) - bottom right corner
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Sample new BL paper Terms & Conditions page - top left corner
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Please note that the new BL paper is only meant for printing Original BL. To print Sea Way Bill or Copy Non-Negotiable – for all shipments handled in APL's new system – please print on plain paper.

Should you still require to print OBL via HomePort, please use the old paper format.

For enquiries or assistance on the ordering and application of the new BL paper, you can fill up the online form here, or contact our eCommerce help desk at the following:

North America: nam.ebusiness@apl.com
Oceania: oceania.ebusiness@apl.com
North Asia: neasia.ebusiness@apl.com
South East Asia: seasia.ebusiness@apl.com
Middle East/ India: mei.ecustomers@apl.com
Europe: europe.ebusiness@apl.com
Caribbean/ Central America/ West Coast South America: ccwcsa.ebusiness@apl.com
South America: ecsa.ebusiness@cma-cgm.com
Africa: africa.ebusiness@cma-cgm.com

For further enquiries, please contact your local APL Customer Service Team.

Thank you for your business and continued support.