BigLift adds five heavylifts to its fleet

Five more heavylift vessels will be added to Amsterdam-based BigLift Shipping.

The 17,500DWT vessels will each have two 400-tonne cranes and one 12o-tonne crane. These “D-4” ships are further developments of the “D-gracht” vessels from BigLift’s parent company, Spliethoff. On board, the high allowable deck loads to stow heavy cargoes. Should visibility from the wheelhouse be obstructed by large deck loads, the vessels are easily maneuvered from a second command station forward. The vessels are being built at the Ohua Shipyard in China and will be delivered between mid 2010 and the end of 2010.

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