ACL Launches New U.K. Agencies Firm

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) recently commenced operations in Great Britain with a new company, Atlantic Container Line Agencies (UK) Ltd. The new operation, based in Liverpool, with offices also in London and Glasgow, takes over agency responsibility from Cunard Ellerman.

"This is a further important step in ACL's ongoing policy of improving and extending coverage of the U.K.-North American market with our own people," said Olav K.

Rakkenes, ACL chairman.

In order to ensure continuity of service by staff fully experienced in all aspects of the Atlantic trades, key personnel from the ACL divisions of Cunard Ellerman have joined the new company.

Heading Atlantic Container Line Agencies (UK) as managing director is Graham Calver, who for 16 years held senior marketing posts with Cunard Brocklebank before appointed ACL's vice president for the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.

ACL's liner services consist of: the weekly North Atlantic and Canadian service from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, New York, Portsmouth, and Baltimore; the weekly North and South Atlantic and U.S. Gulf Service from Felixstowe to New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Miami, Houston and New Orleans; the weekly U.S. and Canadian West Coast service from Felixstowe to Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver; a direct weekly service from Felixstowe to Montreal under a slot charter arrangement with Canadian Maritime; and a service every 10 days to Mexico via Harwich-Antwerp feeder.

ACL now provides four sailing opportunities a week between U.K.

ports and North America, its most intensive schedule serving the widest range of ports since the line launched U.K. service in 1969

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