Pacific International Lines (PIL) incorporated in 1967 has developed from a coastal ship-owner/operator in Singapore to become one of the largest shipowners in Asia. Today, it is ranked 19th amongst the top containership operators in the world. PIL has diversified into logistics related activities such as supply chain management, consolidation/distribution facilities, warehousing, container depot operations, trucking as well as having interest in ship-agencies worldwide, container manufacturing, marine engineering and real estate.
As of September 2010, PIL owns and operates a fleet of 133 vessels with a total capacity of about 247,159 TEUs. 6 new container vessels with a total capacity of 28,800 TEUs and including 8 new multi-purpose vessels and 2 bulk carriers which will be delivered by January 2013. PIL also owns and operates a fleet of more than 373,366 TEUs of marine containers.
Through one of its subsidiary company, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd which is a listed company in Hong Kong, PIL has invested in 10 container manufacturing facilities in China. Singamas operates a number of container depots in Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Shunde, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Another subsidiary company, Pacific International Lines Logistics 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.