Independent Container Line

Johnson Stevens Independent Container Line ship out at sea

Johnson Stevens Ireland Limited has been ICL’s General Agent in Ireland since the launch of its service in 1985. Independent Container Line is a world class Trans-Atlantic shipping line with an integrated logistics network offering the most reliable delivery and customer focused solutions. Independent Container Line was founded in 1985 connecting the ports of Richmond, Virginia and Chester, Pennsylvania in the USA with the port of Antwerp in Belgium. Today ICL connects Antwerp, Southampton & Ringaskiddy to Chester,PA. and Wilmington, NC.

The backbone of the service is fixed weekly sailings from each of our five ports of call. With award-winning reliability ICL operates the industry’s most reliable container shipping delivery network linking the United States and Europe. ICL offers Irish Exporters and Importers FCL and LCL services with the best schedule integrity on the North Atlantic to and from Dublin, Cork and Belfast to the Ports of Chester in Pennsylvania and Wilmington, North Carolina.

ICL is a truly independent, privately-owned company which is in total control of its own destiny and this is at the heart of the company’s philosophy. The capacity of each vessel is exclusively dedicated to ICL’s own customers and nothing is sacrificed to slot swaps or vessels sharing partners. The Line’s ability to negotiate specific service agreements is in its own hands obviating the need for conference memberships or co-operation with alliances. ICL is also an asset-based operator which owns vessels, a container fleet, and offices.

The backbone of the service is fixed weekly sailings from each of our five ports of call. With award-winning reliability ICL operates the industry’s most reliable container shipping delivery network linking the United States and Europe.

ICL’s strategic advantage is its focus on its core market – a niche specialist rather than a global approach. Customers deal with local well-trained staff who provide first class customer service and documentation that is produced locally by our own staff.

The Line’s commitment to schedule integrity has resulted in it winning the Lloyd’s of London “Schedule Reliability Award” for the North Atlantic more often that any other carrier over the last ten years. ICL won the Lloyd’s “Specialist Containership Operator of the Year” in 2018.

ICL offers on-line cargo tracking facilities and is C-TPAT and ISPS certified. As a committed partner devoted to superior service ICL promises every customer exceptional service and unwavering attention to their individual needs. ICL’s award-winning customer service provides all of its customers with a personal experience that is unmatched in our industry.

ICL Service Map

ICL Service Map

ICL Sailing Schedule

ICL Sailing Schedule

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ICL Reefer/General Information & Technical Details

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