APL Logistics has begun to deploy its own fleet of 53-foot containers in the North American domestic intermodal market. The fleet is expected to reach 1,000 units by end of the summer and in excess of that before the year is up.
APL Logistics' move to launch its own fleet of containers comes at a time when an industry-wide equipment crunch introduces greater uncertainty into the supply chains of manufacturers and retailers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Fifty-three footers are the most commonly-sized containers in North America. The new additions supplement containers provided by APL Logistics' railroad partners, thereby giving it access to an overall bigger pool of equipment for reliable freight deployment within the region.
APL says it is putting its own containers into the market to better assure its North American customers of equipment availability and uninterrupted freight services.
Company: APL Logistics
Company URL: www.apllogistics.com