NYK Orders Next-Generation Heavy-Lift Vessels

The break-bulk and project cargo unit of NYK Group has signed a contract for the construction of two next-generation heavy lift vessels at the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard in China. NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers, an NYK Group company, is the sold owner and operator of heavy lift vessels in Japan. The two energy-efficient newbuilds will be used for the transportation of … [Read more...]

Black Marlin Arrives in Rotterdam Carrying Eighteen Hulls for Damen

The semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has arrived at the Port of Rotterdam with a monster load of prefabricated hulls for Damen. The load in total comprised of seventeen inland shipping vessels hulls and Damen crane barge. The hulls and crane barge were constructed in China and shipped to Rotterdam for final outfitting at Concordia Damen and other local … [Read more...]

Photos: BOKA Vanguard Loads Carnival Cruise Ship for Dry Docking

The cruise ship Carnival Vista has been loaded onto the deck of semi-submersible heavy lift vessel BOKA Vanguard for its dry dock repairs in Freeport, Bahamas. The Dutch owner of the vessel, Royal Boskalis Westminster, said the loading operation commenced on Saturday a few miles of fthe coast of Freeport. The operation, including the refloat, took approximately 12 hours, the … [Read more...]

World’s Largest Crane Vessel to Depart on Maiden Voyage

The world's largest and strongest crane vessel is getting ready to depart Indonesia on its maiden voyage to following the completion of construction in Singapore recently. Heerema’s newest vessel, named Sleipnir, is designed to work on large offshore projects such as installing and removing jackets, topsides, deep-water foundations, moorings and other offshore structures, … [Read more...]