APL Container Tracking

Track up to 20 APL container shipments for free

What are the best tools for APL tracking?

When it comes to APL Line container tracking, the options range from asking your freight forwarder for updates to manually collecting updates from APL’s online shipment tracking portal to unified visibility solutions that provide a single view of what’s happening in your supply chain at any given moment.

The utility of tracking spreadsheets provided by your forwarder is limited because the data is at risk of being out of date immediately. Similarly, carrier specific portals are not particularly useful when you manage shipments across different carriers and forwarders or want to set custom notifications to help you manage disruptions. Unified cargo tracking solutions like Beacon offer an enhanced APL track and trace experience by allowing you to see every ocean, air and road shipment in one place, set bespoke notifications to help you manage exceptions and analyze historical tracking milestones and lead times to improve supply chain performance.

About APL

APL was founded in 1848 and is a leading ocean carrier. Originally American President Lines, it was acquired by CMA CGM Group in 2015. APL boasts a vast fleet and global network, providing efficient shipping solutions for diverse cargo types worldwide. 

APL Cargo Tracking FAQs

What APL tracking milestones does Beacon provide?

Beacon provides a wide range of container tracking information for APL shipments. Key milestones include, but are not limited to: Gate in Full, Loaded at POL, Departure from POL, Arrival at POD, Discharged at POD and Gate out Full. For many milestones, both estimates and actuals are provided. Additional milestones allow you to track transshipments through intermediary ports. Additional information about the ports and vessels your containers are traveling to is also available.

Where can I find my APL tracking number?

To find your APL (American President Lines) tracking number, you typically need to refer to the shipping documents provided by the sender or your freight forwarder. The tracking number is usually clearly noted on the bill of lading, shipping confirmation email, and any other documentation related to your shipment.

What is the APL SCAC code?

The APL Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC code) SCAC code is "APLU".

Who owns American President Lines? 

APL is a subsidiary of CMA CGM, having been acquired in 2016. 

Where is APL headquartered?

APL maintains a headquarters in Arlington, Virginia USA.

What does APL stand for? 

APL is derived from the former name of the carrier – American President Lines.

How many ships does APL operate?

APL currently operates nine vessels: President Cleveland (6500 TEU), President Eisenhowver (7800 TEU), President Kennedy (7800 TEU), President Roosevelt (6500 TEU), President Wilson (5700 TEU), President Truman (6500 TEU), APL Eagle (1700 TEU), APL Islander (1700 TEU) and APL Oceania (1700 TEU).