Equipment Guide

With a large and comprehensive container fleet ranging from standard dry cargo containers to refrigerated and special containers, we offer solutions for all your cargo transportation needs. Guides for container selection and cargo handling to maximize cargo protection and minimize damages and losses are also available.

Selecting a Container

Using the correct container for your cargo can reduce costs, save time and maximize cargo protection

Not all boxes are created equal. APL has a fleet of modern containers featuring the latest designs and technology to cater for all types of shipment. Whether you need extra space for voluminous cargo or guaranteed temperature control for premium perishables, APL has the perfect container for your cargo.

Container Features

APL’s advanced containers maximize security and preserve the market value of your cargo during shipment

Whichever APL container you select, rest assured your cargo is in safe hands. From floorings to seals, garment hanger bars to door locks, our technologically-advanced containers are designed for ease of use and maximum security.

Standard features of APL containers include:

Water-based sealant

Container Features All APL new build containers feature environmentally-friendly water-based sealants. With zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), water-based sealants pose no health risk and are stronger and more durable than conventional sealants.


Water-based paint and undercoating

Paint Undercoating The most recent additions to our container fleet feature eco-friendly water-based paint which, unlike solvent-based paint, releases no harmful vapors during the drying process.


Hybrid bamboo cum wood composite flooring

Hybrid Bamboo Installed on 1,000 TEU dry containers, this flooring provides additional loading strength and reduces wastage and maintenance costs. FSC compliant.


Forklift Pockets

Forklift PocketsAvailable on 20’ containers, these special pockets increase deployment flexibility by enabling empty containers to be handled by forklift trucks.


Gooseneck Tunnel

Forklift Pockets A regular feature on container sizes of 40' and above, this centers the container to the gooseneck chassis for more stable and secure transportation.


Garment Hanger Bar

Garment Hanger BarThese allow textiles to be transported unfolded on clothes hangers. Each bar has a capacity of 350 kg when apparel is evenly distributed.


High Cube Containers