Steel Cut for First of ACL's G4 RoRo Container Ships

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Monday, September 23, 2013
G4 RoRo Containership: Image credit ACL

A steel cutting ceremony in Shanghai marked the start of the construction of the first of Atlantic Container Line's (ACL) five, G4 (Generation 4) RORO/Containerships.

Since signing a contract with ACL in July 2012 for the construction of these vessels, Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) has been busy with the detailed design work and tank testing.

ACL's President & CEO, Andrew J. Abbott and Henrik Karle, (Vice‐President of Marine Operations) participated in the steel cutting event together with Grimaldi Group's, Paolo Satariano (Grimaldi Corporate Technical Director) and Pierluigi Marmo (Grimaldi Group New Buildings Project Manager) at Hudong Zhonghua's new ship construction facility on Chungxing Island near Shanghai.

ACL has appointed Registro Italiano Navale (RINA Services S.p.A.) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to provide statutory classification services for the G4 ship construction. ABS will also be the site manager, overseeing construction activities and ensuring quality control on behalf of ACL.

ACL's new G4 vessels will be the first of their type ever built. They will be bigger, faster, greener and more efficient than their predecessors. They will have a container capacity of 3800 TEUs plus 28,900 square meters of RORO space, with a car capacity of 1,307 vehicles. Speed will be increased by 10%, yet fuel consumption per TEU will be reduced by 50%.

 All five vessels will be delivered in 2015, with the first to be delivered at the end of January 2015.

 

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