Arlington, VA, 8 March 2010: Farrell Lines announced today the addition of two U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off vessels into its fleet, the ALLIANCE BEAUMONT and ALLIANCE CHARLESTON.
These ships complement the ALLIANCE ST. LOUIS and ALLIANCE NORFOLK, which have been U.S. flag vessels since February 2008. The Farrell Lines fleet now consists of four roll-on, roll-off vessels.
The ALLIANCE BEAUMONT was brought under the U.S. flag on February 21 in Dubai, and this vessel will participate in the Maritime Security Program (MSP). The ALLIANCE CHARLESTON was reflagged on February 12 in New York. Both vessels have 710,000 square feet of total stowage capacity, representing 7,900 car equivalent units and over 250,000 square feet of deck space for military cargo.
Built between 2004 and 2008, all four Farrell Lines vessels offer superior reliability and boast heavyweight stern ramps and versatile deck configurations. The size and make-up of the ships allow for carriage of a variety of vehicles, helicopters and various oversized equipment. Along with ocean carriage, Farrell Lines offers inland transportation and logistics services for rolling stock and oversized cargo.
“With the addition of the ALLIANCE BEAUMONT and ALLIANCE CHARLESTON, we have four ships to meet the increasing demand for our services,” said John Reinhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farrell Lines. “We are thankful for the support of the U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard in bringing these vessels under the U.S. flag. These two vessels will create new jobs for U.S. merchant mariners and augment the sealift capacity available to the U.S. Government.
“The Farrell Lines name has a rich history as part of the U.S. flag shipping industry, and it has an even more promising future,” added Reinhart. “Accordingly, we have revitalized the Farrell Lines brand, which we are introducing to the market today.”
Farrell Lines’ heritage as a leading U.S. flagged ocean carrier goes back to 1925 when James Farrell established the American-South African Line. To honor its history, the new logo borrows from Farrell Lines’ original saltire flag. Farrell Lines continues its contribution to the U.S. maritime industry through participation in MSP and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA).
Farrell Lines will debut its new branding at the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Training Symposium, March 8-10, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.
Farrell Lines can be found online at www.FarrellLines.com.
About Farrell Lines: Farrell Lines is a U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off carrier that provides international end-to-end transportation services to the U.S. government and commercial customers. Our modern fleet and experienced colleagues ensure that you receive exemplary service every time you ship with us. We operate four pure car/truck carriers, offer flexible routings and schedules, and provide inland and logistics services. Farrell Lines is a subsidiary of Maersk Line, Limited and operates in partnership with Höegh Autoliners and its U.S. affiliate, Alliance Navigation. Visit Farrell Lines online at www.FarrellLines.com.