APL recently announced further expansion and enhancement to their exclusive Eagle Express X (EXX) service. The company now provides a more expeditious last mile delivery of import cargo with same-day cargo availability at the Global Gateway South (GGS) Terminal in Los Angeles.
With this further expansion, APL has created an optimal solution for a more efficient pickup and transportation of EXX shipments, to achieve this APL will deploy a fully-wheeled operation at CGS, supported by truck in-gate lanes, chassis pool and container yard each of these is solely dedicated to the EXX service.
APL Senior Vice President for Trans-Pacific Trade, Jesper Stenback said, “APL’s enhanced EXX service reflects our desire to further accelerate our customers’ speed to market and take last mile delivery of their U.S. West Coast-bound cargoes to the next level. In securing resources at GGS for the sole benefit of EXX shipments, we reduce the complexity and additional transit time incurred when transferring these cargoes to an off-dock facility. The refined EXX service will, thus, enable shippers to achieve a greater ease of collection and swifter delivery of cargoes to the local California market.”
To achieve same-day cargo availability for their EXX cargo owners, EXX shipments will be discharged from the ship straight to a fleet of state-of-the-art and GPS-enabled chassis equipment. Separate terminal in-gate lanes will be reserved to speed up cargo collection by allowing for a more efficient movement of trucks that collect EXX cargo.
The EXX enhancement was first announced to the industry in February this year and promises a trouble-free experience for their customers using the Shanghai to Los Angeles service.