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Second new ship for ACL

[ April 5, 2016   //   ]

Grimaldi’s transatlantic con ro arm, ACL has taken delivery of the Atlantic Sail, the second of five new G4 vessels due to be delivered by the end of 2016. She sailed from China in early April will take her place in the schedule in early May, alongside the Atlantic Star.
ACL’s G4 vessels will be the largest multipurpose ro ro/container ships ever built and incorporate an innovative design that increases capacity without significantly changing the dimensions of the vessel. They are also greener and more efficient than their
predecessors with container capacity more than doubled to 3,800teu, 28,900 sq m of ro ro space and a car capacity of over 1,300.
The ro ro ramps are wider and shallower than those in the G3 vessels and the decks are higher (up to 7.4 meters) with fewer columns, allowing for much easier loading and discharge of oversized cargo. Emissions per teu are reduced by 65%. Like previous designs of ACL vessel, the G4 fleet continues to employ cell-guides on deck; ACL ships have never lost a container over the side in more than 30 years.