APL has extended its Eagle GO Guaranteed service to US-bound containers originating from all ports in Asia and the Middle East.
According to APL, in addition to direct loading ports on trans-Pacific services, the service now includes non-direct loading ports in Asia and the Middle East. Cargo from these non-direct loading ports will be guaranteed equipment at the origin and vessel space onboard the first leg, en-route to transhipment hubs for priority shipping to the US and Canada.
“The extension of our Eagle GO Guaranteed service from 29 main Asian load ports to some 150 ports across Asia and the Middle East cannot be more timely,” said Jesper Stenbak, senior vice president of trans-Pacific trade at APL. “This trans-Pacific trading season is heading on at full steam with high shipment volumes from Asia to the US. Shippers who opt for our Eagle GO Guaranteed offering will have no concerns of equipment and vessel space shortages and can get their urgent cargoes going for sure.”
The expanded product is now also available in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, as well as Russia, Djibouti, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Bookings will begin on October 15, 2018.
“APL’s Eagle GO Guaranteed service has seen strong demand from customers who want zero disruption in their supply chain,” said Stenbak. “Unlike the traditional peak, the current trading season on the trans-Pacific has been exacerbated by advanced shipments to the US. To help shippers manage capacity shortage in the market, this pay-on-demand offering will bring them certainty in their supply chain.”
The Eagle GO Guaranteed service, together with Eagle GET Guaranteed and Eagle REACH Guaranteed, forms APL’s suite of Eagle Guaranteed services that are backed by a money-back guarantee.