Atlantic Container Line
|Headquarters||Westfield, New Jersey|
|Andy Abbott, CEO|
ACL was formed in 1965 by a consortium of five shipping companies, Wallenius Lines, Swedish America Line, the Transatlantic Steamship Company and Holland America Line. These were joined by Cunard and CGT in 1967.
In 1976 ACL took over the Care Line, its ships, Mont Royal and Montmorency, and its direct route to Montreal.
During the Falklands War the British registered Atlantic Conveyor and Atlantic Causeway were requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence. Atlantic Conveyor sank on 25 May 1982 after being hit by two Argentine Exocet missiles. She is the only British flagged merchant ship to be sunk by missile.
The new Generation 4 ships, introduced in 2015, are faster and more fuel efficient than their predecessors. They are still ConRO, combination roll-on/roll-off (RORO) and container, ships but with the accommodation in the middle of the ship rather than at the stern as in the previous generation.
|Atlantic Conveyor||1985||1985-||57,225 GRT||Built at Swan Hunter U.K. lengthened at Scott Lithgow's Clyde shipyard, Glasgow Scotland 1987|
|Atlantic Star||2015||2015-||100,430 GRT|
|Atlantic Sail||2016||2016-||100,430 GRT|
|Atlantic Sea||2016||2016-||100,430 GRT|
|Atlantic Sky||2017||2017-||100,430 GRT|
|Atlantic Sun||2017||2017-||100,430 GRT|
|Atlantic Saga||1967||1967–1987||12,231 GRT||SAL||Broken up 1987|
|Atlantic Song||1967||1967–1987||11,771 GRT||OW||Broken up 1987|
|11,995 GRT||Transatlantic||Broken up 1987|
|Atlantic Star||1967||1967–1987||15,055 GRT||HAL||Broken up 1987|
|Atlantic Causeway||1969||1969–1986||14,946 GRT||Cunard||Broken up 1987|
|Atlantic Champagne||1969||1969–1985||15,351 GRT||CGT||Broken up 1985|
|Atlantic Crown||1969||1969–1985||15,489 GRT||HAL||Broken up 1985|
|Atlantic Cinderella||1970||1970–1985||15,437 GRT||OW||Broken up 1985|
|Atlantic Cognac||1970||1970–1985||15,351 GRT||CGT||Broken up 1985|
|Atlantic Conveyor||1970||1970–1982||14,946 GRT||Cunard||Sunk during Falklands War|
|Atlantic Premier||1972||1978–1982||10,998 GRT||SAL||Ex Mont Royal. Broken up 2004|
|Atlantic Prelude||1972||1978–1983||11,148 GRT||OW||Ex Montmorency. Broken up 2005|
|Atlantic Project||1978||1978–1981||5,466 GRT||Stena||Chartered from Stena Line|
|Atlantic Prosper||1978||1978–1981||5,466 GRT||Stena||Chartered from Stena Line, Sunk 2006|
|Atlantic Companion||1984||1984-2015||57,225 GRT||Transatlantic||Sold for scrap to Alang, India Sep 2015|
|Atlantic Concert||1984||1984- 2016||57,225 GRT||Transocean||Lengthened in Japan 1987. Scrapped in 2016|
|Atlantic Compass||1984||1984- 2016||57,225 GRT||OW||Lengthened in Japan 1987. Scrapped in 2016|
|Atlantic Cartier||1985||1985- 2017||57,225 GRT||OW||Lengthened in Japan 1987. Sold for scrap 2017 to Alang, India|
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