ACL’s new G4 (Generation 4) fleet, the Atlantic Star, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sail and Atlantic Sky have been placed in their transatlantic service. These vessels completely replace the ACL G3 fleet.
The G4 vessels are the first of their kind vessels and the largest RORO/Containerships (CONRO) 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. The container capacity is more than doubled at 3800 TEUs, plus 28,900 square meters of RORO space and a car capacity of 1300+ vehicles. The RORO ramps are wider and shallower 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. For over fifty years, ACL ships have never lost a container over the side.
The five new G4 vessels will dramatically improve ACL’s competitiveness on the North Atlantic. The G4s demonstrate to our customers that our Parent Company, the Grimaldi Group, continues to do things differently than all of its competitors. We employ unique ships, go to unique ports and carry cargo that others cannot carry.
The new G4 fleet will enhance our cargo carrying capabilities. Combined with Grimaldi’s everexpanding service network, the G4s will enable ACL to provide even more services as a high quality container and RORO operator for years to come.
Since 1967, ACL has been a specialized transatlantic carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo, heavy equipment and vehicles with the world’s largest combination RORO/Containerships. The Company’s headquarters are in Westfield, New Jersey with offices throughout Europe and North America. ACL offers five transatlantic sailings each week and also handles the Grimaldi Lines’ service between the U.S. & West Africa and the Grimaldi EuroMed Service between North America and the Mediterranean. The Company also offers service for oversized cargo from North America to the Middle East, Far East and Oceania. ACL is a member of the Grimaldi Group of Naples, Italy.