Atlantic Container Line is a company of the Grimaldi Group of Naples, Italy and is headquartered in New Jersey, USA with offices in Canada and Europe. Since 1967, ACL has been a specialized carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo, heavy equipment and vehicles with the world’s largest Roll-on Roll-off/Containerships. ACL offers weekly container and roll-on/roll-off service between North America and Europe, as well as North America and West Africa. ACL also offers an oversized service to the Mediterranean and South America.
ACL’s Hazardous Materials Cargo Departments (HCD), complete with sophisticated information systems, provide customers with the highest level of information and compliance for the transportation of hazardous materials. Staff are trained to constantly stay abreast of international, national, and local regulations affecting the transportation of hazardous cargo. As such, ACL is prepared to move almost all types of hazardous materials, including radioactive and explosive materials.
IMDG Code e-learning has been used to train staff in the North America and European offices (including the UK) since 2011. The 49 CFR module which looks at the additional requirements in 49 CFR when shipping into/from the USA under the IMDG Code provisions has also been included in their training program.
Suzanne Ball, Corporate Hazardous Cargo Manager at the Liverpool office, UK, commented, “We have been using IMDG Code e-learning for a number of years to train our staff globally, and have recently purchased courses for Amendment 37-14. We have a large number of people that are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials either in a ‘hands on’ role or in a support capacity. Exis offers a wide range of courses that are suitable for different roles within the company from customer service staff to ship planners. Our policy is to provide the best training for our staff, and the e-learning approach allows us to deliver training that is regularly updated in line with new regulations, is of a consistent high standard and is easy to administer on a global basis.”
IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective online training tool for all shore side staff involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods by sea. It was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization, and gives high quality training that complies with both the general awareness and function specific training requirements in the IMDG Code.