APL has been a long-time trusted partner of the United States Government for ocean transportation and in-country logistics, establishing ourselves as the second largest carrier of U.S. Department of Defence cargo. We offer secure and efficient services to key foreign military locations, linking North America to Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

Maritime Security Program (MSP)

Program created by the U.S. Federal Government to maintain a modern privately-owned fleet of 60 U.S. Flag vessels. The program ensures U.S. military cargo access to global intermodal system without maintaining U.S. Government-owned assets. The fleet consists of containerships, RO/RO vessels, heavy lifts, and tankers, all of which are available to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) during times of war and national emergencies.

Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA)

Partnership between the U.S. Government and the Maritime industry in which members are committed to providing the U.S. Department of Defense with assured access to sealift and intermodal capacity to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of the U.S. Military forces. The purpose of the VISA program is to provide the military with a seamless transition from peacetime to war.


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