Atlantic Container Line has been incorporating process improvement into every company operation for over 50 years. By utilizing a cooperative team effort by customers, suppliers, employees and management, ACL's goal is to continually enhance the quality of the transportation service that we provide. Below is our certifications.

ACL is ISO 9001 certified in our principal locations:

ACL is AEO certified in these locations:

If you would have comments or suggestions on how we can improve our service, please contact your local sales representative.


ACL has dedicated staff to work with various government agencies, ocean terminals and other transportation suppliers to enhance security levels and ensure compliance with the new regulations. In the U.S., ACL is a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program. ACL has also implemented a Hazardous Security Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration. ACL also participates on security committees with the U.S. Coast Guard. ACL is well advanced in carrying out security assessments and implementing the requirements of the IMO International Ship & Port Security Code (ISPS) by receiving their International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC). In Canada, ACL is a certified participant in the Canadian Partners In Protection Program. In Europe, ACL has increased its container seal discipline and is working with ports, terminal opertors and intermodal transport suppliers to ensure that the transport chain is secured.



ACL's been compliant in providing a flag-state approved Ship Security Plan, a Company Security Officer, and a Ship Security Office for each vessel prior to July 1, 2004.

ACL's G4 fleet is International Ship Security Certified (ISSC):

ACL's C-TPAT number 72047095. ACL has been a certified member of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) since its inception. C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.

When U.S. Customs and Border Protection's C-TPAT program announced new Sea Carrier requirements March 1, 2006 with implementation required by June 1, 2006, ACL was one of the first. It requires that member Sea Carriers screen new customers beyond financial soundness, to include indicators of whether the customer appears to be a legitimate business. For more information go to www.cbp.gov and then link to the Import and C-TPAT pages. For other C-TPAT portal information, visit http://www.customs.gov


Atlantic Container Line is a sister company of the Grimaldi Group of Naples, Italy. We therefore follow the same Corporate Social Responsibilities and are committed to the Grimaldi Group's Corporate Social Responsibility Standards. The Sustainability Report published by Grimaldi shares a company-wide, vision-based prospect of sustainability as a shared value. This report is used as a tool that is aimed at providing more about the Grimaldi Group business model, not only economically, but also with a wider view of tangible and intangible effects.

To view the Grimaldi Groups sustainability report in its entirety, click the link to download a pdf file: