Ship Photos of The Day: Massive Cranes Navigate Baltimore Bridges

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With onlookers gazing and traffic halted, the Zen Hua 13 heavy lift ship, loaded with four of the world's largest gantry cranes, made its way up the Chesapeake Bay, under the Bay Bridge and Key Bridge, and into Baltimore Harbor.  Here are a few photos of todays journey: Approaching the bridges in Chesapeake Bay Beneath the Bay Bridge A tighter squeeze going … [Read more...]

Giant Cranes To Stop Traffic On Giant Bridge


Of all the ships in world trade some prefer the sleek lines of a ocean liner while others prefer the mighty aircraft carrier or battleship but both vessels are too well known and commonplace to elicit true awe. One class of ship that does are heavy lifts. A bit of a chameleon, these ships look rather average while unladen but transform into true behemoths once they strap an oil … [Read more...]

Hyundai Mipo and STX Receive New Shipbuilding Orders

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Hyundai Mipo has reportedly won a $198 million newbuild order from an undisclosed European client for 4 platform supply vessels.  The report from the Thai News Agency is via a regulatory filing which also indicates the ships will be delivered in May 2014.  This contract comes just two weeks after receiving a $250 million order from the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) for 4 … [Read more...]

How Does Heavy Lift Work? brings us this look into how heavy lift works? With major drilling and production facilities located offshore, the oil and gas industry must rely on an efficient and safe way to install this equipment. Through experience and innovation, the industry has developed a number of ways to overcome heavy lift challenges offshore. There are two main methods of marine … [Read more...]

Oleg Strashnov Heavy Lift – Interesting Ship Of The Week

IHC Merwede has announced that the launch of the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov for Seaway Heavy Lifting that took place on 22 August 2009, at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. With its 5,000 tonne crane capacity (double the lifting capacity of the Seaway Heavy Lift ship Stanislav Yudin) the vessel is the largest … [Read more...]

Left Coast Lifter – Biggest floating crane ever to hit the West Coast arrives in San Francisco

Image via A massive 328-foot crane arrived in San Francisco Bay last week to start working on the Bay Bridge's eastern span project.  The crane, called the "Left Coast Lifter", was built specifically for the Bay Bridge project in Shanghai, China and is the biggest floating crane ever to hit the west coast.  It arrived aboard the MV ZHEN HUA 22 and passed under … [Read more...]

Two Super-Post Panamax Cranes Arrive in Port of Tacoma

Photo Courtesy: Port of Tacoma Yesterday, the Port of Tacoma saw the arrival of two new cranes headed for the Washington United Terminal on the Blair Waterway. The two Super-Post Panamax cranes are 273 ft. high have the capacity to serve a ship 24 containers wide, ranking them amongst the largest in the world. The cranes were built by the Shanghai Zhenhua Part Machinery … [Read more...]