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Directory:Asia Pacific Marine Container Lines
|Asia Pacific Marine Container Lines|
|Type||Cargo Freight Carrier
RATING: AAA-1 (1)
|Contact||555 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6-0000
Tel: +1 206 350 8711
|Reference||NAICS: 32311, 32312
Region: British Columbia
Asia Pacific Marine Container Lines, a division of Asia Pacific Group Canada, is based in Vancouver, Canada.
It is an industry leader in marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. 
The company began as wood, fur and gold traders on the St. Lawrence river, evolving into a dedicated marine carrier in 1870. The Asian component was added by Stanley Leung, a scion of the renowned Leung Maritime Group, previously traded on the Hang Seng (the Hong Kong stock exchange). Leungs served as the principal agent for the British Crown during World War I and after World War II.
In 1949, Leungs diversified into shipping, pharmaceutical and construction, achieving phenomenal growth, coining the phrase “a little tiger”. It was in 1964 that Stanley Leung concluded long-running negotiations to forge a new shipping alliance based in North America and allowing Asia Pacific to offer services to major ports throughout Asia.
Through its' major operating divisions, Asia Pacific owns and operates a highly diversified fleet of specialized vessels, off-shore transshippers and handy size bulk carriers. It has vessels of different classes with capacity varying from 2,500 Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 8,063 TEU.
In 2009, the company's fleet delivered more than 45 million tons of cargo to industrial customers in America, the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia.