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New paper format for printing Original BL

Please be informed that progressively, APL will be using a new paper format with more security features to print Original Bill of Lading (BL). This applies to all shipments processed in our new system.

For customers authorized to print your Original BL, you will receive the new BL paper from the local APL office near you. 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.

For enquiries or assistance on the ordering and application of the new BL paper, please be sure to contact your local APL Customer Service Manager.

The above is a part of APL’s company-wide LIFT project to serve our customers better. Click here for more information.