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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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Swedes to back wind-powered car carrier

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) will  allocate SEK27M (€2.65M) for the development of a wind-powered car carrier during 2019-2022, with Wallenius Marine as project coordinator. The goal is to have a design ready for contracting in 2021 The Wind Powered Car Carrier project will be realised,” said Per Tunell, COO, Wallenius Marine. “In a groundbreaking…

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