Freight News, Sea


[ April 13, 2016   //   ]

ACL has officially taken delivery of the ATLANTIC SAIL, its second of five new vessels in the G4 fleet. The ATLANTIC SAIL set sail from China early in the week of April 4th and will take its place in the company’s transatlantic schedule in early May.

ACL’s remaining three G4 vessels will all be delivered during2016.

The ACL G4 vessels are the first of their kind and the largest multipurpose RORO/Containerships ever built. They incorporate an innovative design that increases capacity without significantly changing the dimensions of the vessel.

The G4s are bigger, greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Their container capacity is more than doubled at 3800 TEUs, with 28,900 square meters of RORO space and a car capacity of 1300+ vehicles. The RORO ramps are wider and shallower than those in the G3 vessels and the RORO decks are higher (up to 7.4 meters) with fewer columns, enabling much easier loading and discharge of oversized cargo. Emissions per TEU are reduced by 65%. The fleet continues to employ cell-guides on deck, a feature that will allow ACL to extend its enviable record: ACL ships have never lost a container over the side during the last 30+

The ATLANTIC STAR and its sister G4 vessels are expected to dramatically improve ACL’s competitiveness on the North Atlantic.

The G4’s clearly demonstrate that ACL’s parent company, the Grimaldi Group, will
continue to invest in ACL’s future on the North Atlantic. The new G4 fleet will greatly enhance its flexibility and cargo carrying capabilities. Combined with Grimaldi’s ever-expanding service network, the G4s will enable ACL to provide even more services as a high quality container and RORO operator for years to come.

ACL's Atlantic Sail