Atlantic Container Line (ACL), an American shipping company owned by the Italian Grimaldi Group, has christened the Atlantic Sea, its newest transatlantic combination container/roll-on roll-off (CONRO) vessel, in Liverpool.
The G4 CONRO ships will replace the existing fleet of G3 vessels and double ACL’s transatlantic capacity, Ian Higby, ACL’s UK Managing Director, said.
ACL 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.
Being built at China’s Hudong‐Zhonghua Shipyard, the new ships can carry 3,800 containers and 1,300 vehicles.
With a 28,900 square meters high and heavy roll‐on/roll‐off capacity, the G4 CONRO ships are said to be the largest of their kind in the world.
Calling at Liverpool twice a week, the new G4 vessels are registered in the UK.