HRH & Fireworks Christen “Atlantic Sea”

hrhACL has officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic combination Container/Roll‐on Roll‐off (CONRO) vessels in spectacular style, following the Christening of the Atlantic Sea, by HRH The Princess Royal in Liverpool.  Crowds lined Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to witness the official Christening Ceremony of the Atlantic Sea. This was the first Royal Christening on the Mersey since 1960, ahead of a dramatic fireworks display and departure.

“Atlantic Sea” will be Christened October 20

_mg_2219HRH Princess Anne will visit Liverpool October 20 to Christen the Atlantic Sea, at the city’s cruise line terminal, in what will be the biggest maritime spectacle. The historic Christening is the first by a member of the Royal Family on the Mersey for more than half a century. It will take place starting at 11:00pm. Viewing will be available along Princes Parade and the Pier Head. Later in the day the ship will move into the Mersey for a fireworks display before she departs.

Sky’s the limit…

skys the limitAfter vessel sea trials at the end of July, “Atlantic Sky” will be the 4th combination RORO/Containership  to soon be joining the ACL fleet. Stay tuned!

“Atlantic Sail” was in a New York State of Mind

July 6, 2016…Where’s Waldo? how about, Where’s the “Atlantic Sail”? Today Atlantic Container Line’s new Generation 4 ConRo was spotted cruising around lower Manhattan, circling the Statue of Liberty and past the Freedom Tower, a bit off course or sunbathing? On a sunny 35 Degree Celsius day….customers, vendors and employees alike were buzzing about her “picturesque” trip around “Gotham”!

The Verrazano Bridge &  "Atlantic Sail"...perfect together

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge & “Atlantic Sail”…entering into The Big Apple!

“Atlantic Sea” on its way to a port nearest you…

July 4…”Atlantic Sea” ACL’s 3rd vessel to join the fleet has left Shanghai at 1300 hours and is steaming along to join her sister vessels in the Atlantic. Independence Day for the U.S. was much more sparkly with this news

"Atlantic Sea" bon voyage Pacific Ocean , hello  Atlantic Ocean!

“Atlantic Sea” bonvoyage Pacific Ocean , hello Atlantic Ocean!

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To reach a port we must set… SAIL

DSCF5126DSCF5141Tuesday, April 5, 2016 “Atlantic Sail” leaves Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) in China for the last time. After a month’s voyage, the “Sail” is expected to  join the fleet in early May! Vessel #2 we welcome you!!

Setting Sail

March 31, 2016 Officially delivery of the “Atlantic Sail”, the 2nd of 5 new vessels in the G4 fleet. The “Sail”50 will set sail from China early in the week of April 4th & take its place in the company’s transatlantic schedule in early May.

Sunny days for ACL & “Atlantic Sun”

Vessel #5…”Atlantic Sun”, the 5th and final vessel in the ACL fleet as seen under construction in dry dock from port view. Soon it will be sunny days for ACL, as we will see all 5 vessels complete and in rotation!Atlantic Sun in Dry Dock No. 1 port view