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...]

Heerema Unveils World’s Largest Offshore Crane Vessel in Singapore

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Reuters) - Dutch firm Heerema Marine Contractors and Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, on Thursday, showed off the world's largest crane vessel that can be used for the setup and decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities. The semi-submersible vessel, which cost Heerema about $1.5 billion, is equipped with two cranes that can reach a height of 220 … [Read more...]

Multi-Purpose and Heavy Lift Sectors Face Headwinds on Slowing Global Trade

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - The multipurpose vessel (MPV) and heavylift shipping sector is set for 3.8% growth this year, declining to 1.4% in 2020, as the global economy slows and competition for cargo grows, according to Drewry. The maritime consultant said the sector would see “strengthening rates through 2019 fuelled by rising project cargo traffic, but prospects … [Read more...]