Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has confirmed that their five new roll-on roll-off containerships (CONROs) will be built to UK standards. The five new vessels are being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd in Shanghai China.
They are the first of their type ever built with a container capacity of 3800 TEUs plus 28,900 square metres of Ro-Ro space and a car capacity of 1,307 vehicles. All five vessels will be delivered in 2015 and will replace the company’s existing transatlantic fleet of five vessels.
These Generation Four (G4) type of vessels will be bigger, faster, greener and more fuel efficient.
Press Release, October 18, 2012; Image: acl