7 April 2016
Atlantic Container Line (ACL) took delivery of Atlantic Sail last week, the second of five new ConRo (container and roll-on/roll-off) - new G4 generation vessels - ships the company is building as part of its fleet renewal process.
The Atlantic Sail will sail from China early in the week of April 4th and will take its place in the company’s transatlantic schedule in early May. The remaining three G4 vessels will all be delivered during this year.
Container/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship Atlantic Sail - Image: Next Generation ConRo
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.
In October 2015 that the first G4 vessel, Atlantic Star, had been delivered to the shipping line.
Both Atlantic Star and Atlantic Sail will be registered in the UK. ACL's current schedule and port rotation will be maintained until all five G4 ships are in service.
Emissions per TEU for the new conro vessels are reduced by 65 percent, according to ACL.
ACL said the new ships, like those in it’s earlier generations, have cell guides on deck, a feature it says has resulted in ACL ships never losing a container over the side in more than 30 years.
Source: Next Generation ConRo