APL Opens Own Organisation in Portugal
APL has established its own organisation in Portugal and opened offices in Lisbon and Matosinhos
Lisbon: 06 March, 2006 – APL has established its own organisation in Portugal and opened offices in Lisbon and Matosinhos, near Oporto and the seaport of Leixoes. NOL Portugal - Transportes Marítimos, Lda has taken over responsibility for all APL's business activities in Portugal with effect from February 27, 2006, replacing previous agents MacAndrews Lda.
The company is headed by general manager James Caldwell, who was previously based in APL's European regional office in Uxbridge, UK.
Dave Appleton, Europe President, commented: "Opening our own offices in Portugal demonstrates the importance we attach to this market. By having direct relationships with our customers there we can improve their access to our customer service and IT solutions."
APL links Portugal by feeder into its worldwide network serving North, South, and West Asia; the Americas; Europe; Mediterranean; the Middle East; Indian Subcontinent and Australia.
APL is a global container transportation company offering more than 60 weekly services and nearly 300 calls at more than 90 ports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global logistics and transportation company. APL Web site: www.apl.com.
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