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In 1980, in response to the increasing importance of Asian imports, U.S.-based container transportation and shipping company APL created American Consolidation Services to meet the needs of importers who wanted help in managing the flow of their Asian goods. As with similar such services, ACS was responsible for "monitoring the movement of goods to consolidation points and managing the consolidation of goods and shipping according to the specifications of buyers." In 1996, ACS obtained a domestic distribution services license in China. Trying to take advantage of the burgeoning Internet, in 1999 it introduced one of the industry’s first Web-based ordering and shipment tracking systems. It was during this period that APL rebranded the service as APL Logistics., In 1997, Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. acquired APL in a merger for US $825 million, a move that placed it within the top five of its industry. As the smaller and less established of the two entities, NOL adopted APL as its public brand name following the merger. Previously, NOL had been carrying out logistics services under its Orient Container & Warehousing Services brand. To better focus on managing global supply chains, in 2000 NOL rebranded and incorporated its logistics service as APL Logistics, and it commenced operations as a standalone sister company to APL., The following year, in 2001, APL Logistics’ acquired GATX Logistics for US $210 million to add warehouse services to its offerings and increase its U.S. footprint in contract logistics, a move that it anticipated would increase its revenues by 70 percent, or approximately US $300 million. The acquisition gave it access to 21 million square feet of warehouse space in North and South America., To expand its presence in Europe, later that year APL Logistics acquired 51 percent of German freight forwarding company Mare Logistik & Spedition GmbH, which gave it a retail logistics platform in the German market and access to the rapidly expanding Asia-Europe trade market., In 2005, it formed Holistica Solutions, a now defunct joint venture, with UK-based distribution group Christian Salvesen to create an integrated supply chain with an end-to-end transport service using APL’s sea-freight and Salvensen’s land-transport assets., In keeping with a philosophy of harnessing emerging technology for greater efficiency, in an attempt to find additional practical applications for radio-frequency identification technology in logistics, NOL and APL Logistics teamed up with Sun Microsystems in 2005 to establish a test center in Singapore. The center provided a live supply chain environment to evaluate RFID technology and application., APL Logistics achieved two firsts in 2006 when it became the first foreign logistics firm to obtain a license to operate in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Free Trade Zone and when it teamed up with Con-way Freight and introduced OceanGuaranteed, the industry’s first guaranteed less-than-container load / less than truckload service, offering door-to-door, day definite delivery from key ports in Asia to the U.S., Two thousand and six also saw APL Logistics open offices in Spain and Turkey., That same year, 2006, parent company NOL won approval to operate freight rail services in India. In a move designed to tap into the vast potential of India’s transportation market, sister company APL set up a joint venture between APL India and HIPE , which was eventually placed under APL Logistics. Named India Infrastructure and Logistics Private Limited , the joint venture provides rail-based container transportation and logistics services in India and is marketed under the APL IndiaLinx brand. To improve efficiency, APL IndiaLinx introduced its first double-stack container train service in India in 2011. In 2014, IILPL became a wholly owned subsidiary of APL Logistics when the latter acquired the remaining 24 percent of HIPE’s shares for US $10 million., In 2012, to take advantage of favorable changes made by the Indian government regarding private rail transportation, APL Logistics formed a joint venture with VASCOR called APL Logistics VASCOR Automotive. It was formed to support the need for improved domestic transportation of finished vehicles within India, which had been dependent on less-efficient and more damage prone road-based vehicle haulers navigating India’s problematic road system., In 2008, APL Logistics began guaranteeing day-definite delivery of full container loads to the U.S. It also introduced the first 1,000 containers dedicated to U.S. domestic transportation in 2011, becoming an asset-based player in the logistics space for the first time., In a move that linked origin ports in Asia to every major North American market, APL Logistics and its trucking partner, Con-way Freight, introduced its OceanGuaranteed service to Mexico in 2009., Determined to strengthen the integration of its supply chain services, in 2012 the company acquired U.S.-based customs broker and freight forwarder Carmichael International Services for US $37 million. The acquisition gave APL Logistics expanded customs brokerage, trade compliance, and consultation capabilities., Further activity in North America included the 2013 launch of an online sales channel for Walmart in Mexico and the opening of a customs brokerage office in Laredo, Texas., In early 2015, APL Logistics and APL Logistics Americas incorporated a new company called APL Logistics de Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. to carry out transportation logistics operations in Mexico, with APLL owning 99.9 percent of the stock., With an eye on the emerging Chinese automotive logistics market, in 2011 APL Logistics formed CMA Logistics , a joint venture with Changan Minsheng. A year later, APL Logistics established APLL-Zhiqin, a joint venture partnership with China’s Legend Holdings Ltd. and Beijing Willway Information Technology Co. Ltd. With offices and hub facilities in 30 Chinese locations, the joint venture had a transporta

Snapshot

IndustryAutomotive
Revenue$1.6 billion
Net Income$67 million
Founded1977
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Total value of jobs:
$480,000
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Average Pay:
$120,000
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Total Experts:
2
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% Masters:
29%

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