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PIL Today
We are a privately held company incorporated in Singapore that operates a range of businesses spanning from shipping to container manufacturing and other logistics related services, with the core of our business in container shipping.

  • 10th

    in the world according to

  • 149

    modern vessels own and operated by PIL

  • 500+

    locations served by PIL

  • 12000+

    employees, including seafarers

Incorporated since 1967, Pacific International Lines has developed from a coastal ship-owner/operator in Singapore, into one of the largest ship-owners in Southeast Asia with a focus on Asia-Africa and the Middle East. Today, PIL is ranked 10th amongst the top containership operators in the world, offering container liner services and multi-purpose services at over 500 locations in 100 countries worldwide, employs over 12,000 employees worldwide.

Expansive Operations - we have presence worldwide

PIL currently operates Container Liner Services covering the whole of the Far East to:
the Indian sub-continent,
Red Sea/Gulf,
New Zealand,
Latin America
West Coast of USA.

Feeder services covering a comprehensive range of ports in:
South East Asia,
the Bay of Bengal,
the East Coast of India,
East and West African Coast and the Pacific Islands.

PIL currently also offers a direct link for project and break bulk shipment through its Multi Purpose Service from the Far East to Africa and Asia.

China - PIL as a pioneer

As one of the very first foreign shipping lines to enter the Chinese market in the 1960's, PIL presently offers its customers 33 container liner sailings a week out of China. Its China network includes 25 fully licensed branch offices and 1 head office. It jointly owns and operates 18 logistics centres.

Always a Partner to Nurture the Maritime Talent of Tomorrow

Focusing on human capital in Maritime industry, PIL collaborates with industry partners to nurture bright young minds right from the beginning of their tertiary education. One such joint programme is PIL-MaritimeONE scholarship.

Find out more on how to kickstart a satisfying career with PIL.

For more scholarship details, please visit here or you can email your enquiry to

PIL has diversified into logistics related activities such as supply chain management, consolidation/distribution facilities, warehousing, multi-modal services, container depot/terminal operations as well as having interest in ship-agencies worldwide, container manufacturing/repairs, ship recycling, marine services and real estate. Through Singamas, PIL has invested in 11 container-manufacturing facilities in China. PIL's other depots are located in Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Egypt and Tanzania. In 2009, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Marine Services Co Ltd (DSIMS) was established with PIL as a founding partner and in 2011, DSIMS expanded to include Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Ship Recycling Co Ltd (DSISR).

Singamas - a world class container manufacturer

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1993, Singamas is not only the world's second largest container manufacturer, it is also a major operator of container depots and terminals in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Read more about Singamas.

PIL Logistics Pte Ltd - your logistics provider into Asia

Headquartered in Singapore with 8 branch offices across China, PIL Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the PIL Group, is providing supply chain management solutions to a number of major shippers. These solutions include a range of services from customs clearance, trucking, warehousing and sea transportation.

Read more about PIL Logistics.

PIL Group owns or operates a fleet of 149 modern vessels with a total capacity of 457,373 TEUs. As part of PIL new building programme, PIL Group expects the delivery of 2 new container vessels between January to March 2019.

With its Group turnover of over US$4.6 billion in Year 2014, PIL aims to be a leader in maritime industry by providing high quality and reliable shipping and related services to its customers.