Atlantic Container Line was among fifteen U.S. companies recognized by American Honda Motor Co. Inc. as its top suppliers in 2013. Executive Vice-President & COO Takuji Yamada presented the company’s Premier Partner Award to ACL for excellence in International Transporting Services between North America and Europe. ACL was one of fifteen award recipients selected from 46 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates out of more than 1,000 eligible companies nationwide.
William Kearns, Executive Vice President for ACL, stated "It is once again an honour and a distinct privilege for ACL to be receiving Honda’s Premier Partner Award for the third time. We are very fortunate to have earned its trust and support for over twenty years in providing transportation services for its transatlantic shipments."
The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations with quality and service. The 2013 Premier Partner Award winners represent multiple industries from varied aspects of Honda’s business ranging from software development and fleet management to design and marketing services. The recipients include seven winners returning from last year as well as four first-time winners. "The Premier Partner Awards highlight an outstanding group of suppliers that provide Honda with exceptional service each and every day," said Charles Harmon, American Honda’s Senior Manager of Corporate Procurement and Corporate Services. "Their support is critical to our ability to provide our customers with quality customer service and products. We are proud to recognize them for their exceptional contributions."
Since 1967, ACL has been a specialized carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo, heavy equipment and vehicles with the world’s largest combination Container/RORO ships (CONROs). ACL is headquartered in Westfield, New Jersey, and has offices throughout Europe and North America. ACL offers five transatlantic sailings each week as well as container, RORO and Breakbulk service between North America and West Africa and oversized service from North America to the Mediterranean, Middle East, Australia, South America, Far East, Russia, North, South & East Africa. In 2015, ACL’s five new G4 (Generation 4) vessels, will replace its existing fleet of G3 CONROs operating in the Company’s transatlantic service. ACL is a subsidiary of the Grimaldi Group of Naples, Italy.