APL extends 'guaranteed' service to Transatlantic and Oceania routes


CMA CGM-owned container line APL has extended its Transpacific Eagle GO.Guaranteed service to Transatlantic and Oceania routes

Shippers who opt for the premium offering will be guaranteed equipment and vessel space on board six US-bound services from 17 European ports, and seven services destined for Australia and New Zealand from 15 Asian ports, the company said.

Launched in October last year and expanded in February 2018, Eagle GO. Guaranteed is already available on 22 routes to North America from 29 Asian ports.

Commenting on the extension of the service, Calvin Leong, APL's chief trade officer, said, “In our continued drive to address our customers’ expanding needs, I am pleased to announce the extension of our warmly received Eagle GO. Guaranteed product from the Transpacific to our Transatlantic and Oceania networks.

He added:  “With this, APL now provides more options for guaranteed space and equipment in all seasons for our customers’ most demanding, time-sensitive and high volume cargoes.”

With immediate effect, Eagle GO. Guaranteed is offered on APL’s Asia Australia Express (AAX), Asia Fremantle Express (AFX), China Australia (CAS, CA2 and CA3) and New Zealand Express (NZE and NZ2) services that call at the Asian ports of Singapore, Port Klang, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Busan, Osaka and Yokohama.

From June 1 2018,  Eagle GO. Guaranteed  will be further extended to cargoes loaded at the Chinese ports of Shekou, Nansha, Yantian, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai and Qingdao where the same Asia-Australia/New Zealand services call.

As for Transatlantic routes, starting April 23 2018, Eagle GO. Guaranteed will be available on the Atlantic Gulf (AGX), Atlantic Express (AXS), Europe California Express (ECX), North Atlantic (NAS), South Atlantic Express (SAX) and West Mediterranean (WMS) Trans-Atlantic services.

These US-bound services load cargoes from the major European ports of Southampton, London Gateway, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Valencia and Barcelona, amongst others, APL underlined.