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Atlantic Container Line 1967-2017


B O E K B E S P R E K I N G door : Frank NEYTS

Coastal Shipping Publications recently published “Atlantic Container Line 1967-2017. A 50 Year Journey of Innovative Excellence” , written by Philip Parker. ACL’s first 50 years have been rich with many industry innovations, history-making events and a very interesting cast of characters. Philip Parker, following on a long career managing ACL’s Marine Operations, has taken on the daunting task of chronicling the creation and growth of the company over those first 50 years. He has shifted trough mountains of documents and photographs and expertly put them together into this fascinating story of a successful company during a tumultuous time in the history of shipping. ACL’s first half century took place during an adventurous time in maritime history. Containerisation revolutionized the shipping industry and ACL was the first European carrier (second overall) to embrace the concept with dedicated container ships. Today ACL is the longest continually operating container line in existence, with one of the most enviable financial performances in the entire shipping industry. Its unique business model, its unique vessels and its experienced and talented people continue to set standards by which other operators are measured.

“Atlantic Container Line 1967-2017” (ISBN 978-1-902953-83-0) is a hardback book, A4-size, of 144 pages, lavishly illustrated. The price is £19.50 plus £1.75 European postage. Ordering via the bookshop, or directly via the publisher, Coastal Shipping, 400 Nore Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8EZ, UK. Tel/Fax: +44(0)1275.846178, www.coastalshipping.co.uk , e-mail: Bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk.

 

 

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