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UHL in huge Vestas shipment

Supercargo and Cargo Surveyors

United Heavy Lift (UHL) is delivering a huge 142,000 cu m shipment of wind turbine blades from China to Spain aboard the deck carrier Zhi Xian Zhi Xing.   Despite heavy winds at the port of Dafeng, the deck carrier set sail on January 8, 2019 loaded with 156 wind turbine blades. Each blade measured…

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Spliethoff buys bust Hansa Heavy’s fleet

Dutch outfit Spliethoff has swooped for all five ships previously owned by bust Hansa Heavy Lift. The ships – all Chinese-built and delivered between 2008 and and 2011 – are the HHL Tyne, HHL New York, HHL Mississippi, HHL Elbe and Beluga Family, according to the latest weekly report from Allied Shipbroking. No price has been revealed for the geared ships…

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BigLift handles jack-up move

The Netherlands-headquartered BigLift Shipping has transported a 11,700-tonne jack-up platform from Flushing to West Africa using its heavy transport vessel BigLift Barentsz.   The jack-up platform, which had an overall breadth of 75 m and legs measuring 133 m tall, was loaded onto the vessel’s 125 m x 42 m flush deck. With a short…

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