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.

Current ISPS


ACL's fleet received their International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC). The Swedish Maritime Association, who issued the certificate recognizes ACL is compliant in providing a flag-state approved Ship Security Plan as well as appointing a Company Security Officer and Ship Security Officer for each vessel prior to the July 1, 2004 deadline.


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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's C-TPAT program announced new Sea Carrier requirements effective March 1, 2006 with implementation required by June 1, 2006. 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 and then link to the Import and C-TPAT pages.

For other C-TPAT portal information, visit



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's G4 Fleet is working towards its ISO 14001:2004 certification.

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.