Friday, July 24, 2020

It's a long story

Atlantic Container Line is now on its fourth generation of Container RoRo ships, all of which called in Halifax since 1969.

The first generation "S" class, 700 TEU ships built in 1967 included Atlantic Saga operated by Swedish America Line.

Stern in at pier 36, Atlantic Saga flies the Swedish flag.

The next generation, Among the early generation were the G2 900 TEU "C" series ships of 1969 and 1970.

Also at pier 36, a few months later in 1970, with the first Halterm crane under construction at Pier C in the background.

Atlantic Cinderella was also Swedish, operated by Wallenius, another one of the founding partners of ACL.

Nowadays ACL is part of the Grimaldi Group and its ships are registered in the UK such as Atlantic Star. They now use the Fairview Cove Container Terminal and at 100,430 grt they are the largest ships to sail through the Narrows regularly.


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