Neptune Orient Lines

APL, APL Logistics provide funds, transport for Thailand flood relief

Press Release   •   Nov 01, 2011 16:02 SGT

APL, APL Logistics provide funds, transport for Thailand flood relief

APL and APL Logistics, the shipping and supply chain management businesses of Singapore’s NOL Group, today announced efforts on three fronts to combat Thailand’s devastating floods.  The companies added that they’re maintaining full operations in Thailand though much of the country remains underwater.

“We are doing everything we can to provide uninterrupted service in a time of need,” said APL Thailand Managing Director Watana Kitikongnopakorn.  “At the same time we are providing resources to help the country overcome this crisis.”

The companies’ three-pronged contribution to flood relief has included:

  • Free containerized transport of relief supplies and rescue boats to outlying Thai provinces, a rescue paddle boat, and a 40-foot container for a barrier to hold back floodwaters;
  • $20,000 to the Red Cross in Thailand; and
  • More than $6,000 from employees to relief agencies.

APL Thailand said it will remain in contact with emergency response officials to determine if further support is needed.

Torrential rain has caused Thailand’s worst flooding in a half century.  Nearly 400 people have died during the crisis.  A third of the country’s provinces have been inundated.

APL and APL Logistics said their Thailand offices and facilities remain operational.  Both have developed contingency plans should flooding become widespread in Bangkok.  APL service at Laem Chabang Port and at its Lat Krabang container depot near Bangkok is uninterrupted.

APL is still accepting inbound bookings at Laem Chabang and Lat Krabang.  APL and APL Logistics urged customers to clear cargo directly at Laem Chabang Port to avoid potential flooding risks in Bangkok.  APL said there are no restrictions on outbound bookings.

APL Logistics said it is taking preventive measures at its warehousing facilities to protect customers’ goods and to limit damage from the flood that has broken down supply chains across the country.  It added that it’s working closely with customers to execute contingency plans.

Media Inquiries:
Mike Zampa
Telephone: (65) 6371 5022
michael_zampa@apl.com

About APL
APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), global shipping and logistics company. APL Web site: www.apl.com

About APL Logistics
APL Logistics provides international, integrated supply chain services in more than 50 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. It uses innovative IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global cargo transportation and logistics company. APL Logistics Web site: www.apllogistics.com