APL has been providing professional and innovative shipping services for 170 years
Since our first American steamer voyage from New York to the U.S. West Coast during the California Gold Rush of 1849, APL has been at the forefront of the global shipping industry. The business that APL and its predecessors built has touched the lives of millions of people, involved virtually every country in the world, and shaped the future of international ocean container shipping and intermodal transportation.
Dynamism, innovation and a pioneering spirit have been the guiding principles of APL for 170 years. The same values also remain integral to our vision of a successful future.