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APL named Best Buy’s top carrier


APL has again been named Carrier of the Year by Best Buy, a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. It’s the second year in a row that the Singapore-based container shipping line has won the award.


APL, which transports Best Buy cargo from China to the U.S., was selected based on a nine-point scorecard. Criteria included transit time, pier service, shipping schedule integrity, systems, vessel space integrity, equipment availability, arrival notice issuance, loss and damage claims, and origin bill of lading issuance.


APL began transporting Best Buy cargo in 2008 from the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Xiamen, Fuzhou and Yantian. Most of it is discharged at the carrier’s terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. Some is transported to the U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal.


Best Buy is an international retailer with operations in the U.S., Canada, China, Europe and Mexico.


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About APL

APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), global shipping and logistics company.