New cranes to give Liverpool a lift – updated

Peel Ports has invested in two new Liehberr ship-to-shore container cranes to support growth in intra-European trade and North America con ro carrier Atlantic Container Line (ACL) in Liverpool. They will increase the number of cranes at the Seaforth terminal and berth productivity while increasing height and reach capabilities. ACL is Liverpool’s longest-serving container carrier and, in 2019, signed a 15-year contract extension agreement with Peel Ports. ACL’s current generation of vessel ... [+]

Agri firm honours ACL

Transatlantic ro ro and container line ACL has been recognized by agricultural machinery firm AGCO as a partner-level supplier. AGCO’s partner-level suppliers have surpassed the top level of achievement in innovation, world-class service, global growth, and cost savings, and have helped the company maintain the highest levels of capacity and ... [+]

A new dawn for Mersey shipping

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic con ro ships when Princess Anne christened the Atlantic Sea in Liverpool on 20 October. Crowds lined Liverpool’s waterfront to witness the first royal christening on the Mersey since 1960, followed by a fireworks display and departure of the vessel. ACL’s ... [+]

G4 number three for ACL

ACL took delivery of its third new G4 vessel in the G4 fleet, the Atlantic Sea, on 30 June. She will take her place in the transatlantic schedule in early August and will be joined by the remaining two G4s during 2016. [+]

Second new ship for ACL

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. ... [+]

A Star is born

Grimaldi Group's ACL arm as taken of the Atlantic Star, the first of five new G4 con-ro vessels being built in China. She will join the transatlantic service in December, after being christened in Liverpool. The remaining four G4 vessels will be delivered during the first half of 2016. The G4s' innovative ... [+]

ACL chooses names for its new babies

ACL has decided on the names of its new G4 ro-ro containerships, following an employee competition. The new vessels, which will be largest of their kind in the world when they enter service from next summer will be named Atlantic Star, Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky and Atlantic Sun. The ... [+]

Liverpool confirmed for new ACL ships

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has confirmed that Liverpool will be the UK call for its fleet of five new ro ro-container ships due to be introduced into its North Atlantic Services. Liverpool’s owner, the Peel Ports Group said it would invest £310 million to widen the Seaforth Passage and create ... [+]

ACL delivers a piece of railway history to Liverpool

Two historic British steam locomotives have been landed at the Port of Liverpool as part of a repatriation that will see them take part in celebrations of the world steam speed set by an identical locomotive, Mallard 75 years ago. The two A4 Pacific locomotives, Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of ... [+]

Conveyor is Portbury’s longest-ever

Bristol's Royal handled its longest-ever ship when ACL's Atlantic Conveyor called on 15 May. She was diverted from her normal Liverpool call by lock outages. ACL managing director Ian Higby said: "Keeping to our schedule is a key part of our promise to our customers so we are very pleased ... [+]

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