APL expands its ‘guaranteed’ transpac service


CMA CGM-owned container line APL has expanded its premium ‘guaranteed’ ocean freight option for containers on North America-destined services to include 29 Asian origin ports.

Introduced last October with four Asian ports of origin in China and Vietnam, its Eagle GO. Guaranteed product promises equipment and vessel space that ensure cargo is loaded and shipped across the transpacific, to address concerns about vessel-space and equipment shortages during the transpacific trade’s peak season.

Jesper Stenbak, senior vice president of APL’s Trans-Pacific Trade, commented: “During the recent peak leading up to the Lunar New Year, shippers turned to APL’s Eagle GO. Guaranteed to get their urgent shipments going without the concerns of equipment and vessel space shortages. In scaling up the Eagle GO. Guaranteed service to 25 more Asian ports, we seek to benefit more shippers, in particular those loading from the major ports of Busan, Jakarta, Qingdao and Xiamen amongst others,“ said Jesper Stenbak, Senior Vice President of APL’s Trans-Pacific Trade. 

Effective from 1 March, APL’s Eagle GO. Guaranteed service will apply to 15 US West Coast-destined services and seven US East Coast-bound loops that pick up cargo from the ports of: Busan, Cai Mep, Dalian, Fuqing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kobe, Laem Chabang, Lianyungang, Mundra, Nagoya, Naha, Nansha, Nhava Sheva, Ningbo, Port Kelang, Port Qasim, Qingdao, Sendai, Shanghai, Shekou, Singapore, Taipei, Tianjin, Tokyo, Xiamen, Yantian and Yokohama.

APL’s Eagle GO. Guaranteed, together with Eagle GET. Guaranteed and Eagle REACH. Guaranteed services, forms APL’s suite of Eagle Guaranteed services that are backed by a money-back guarantee. APL’s Eagle GET. Guaranteed service assures an expeditious discharge of cargo on board the EX1, SC1 and PE1 services at the Global Gateway South (GGS) terminal in Los Angeles. Eagle GET. Guaranteed shipments are discharged within 12 hours of commencement of vessel cargo operations and available on chassis.

APL’s Eagle REACH. Guaranteed promises day-definite arrival of containers on the EX1 service from the GGS terminal to rail yards in Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, El Paso, Kansas City and Memphis.

APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 120 weekly services calling at ports in over 70 countries worldwide.