Netherlands-based BigLift Shipping and Rolldock Shipping have decided to terminate their joint venture BigRoll Shipping as of 1st January 2018. From then on, the heavy transport vessels Biglift Barentz and Biglift Baffin will be added to the BigLift fleet. Biglift Barentz and Biglift Baffin are two identical state of the art Module Carriers, which enhance BigLift’s shipping capabilities by offering a large flush deck for ro-ro cargoes. “The broader range of vessels will enable BigLift to offer clients even better customised shipping solutions of ever larger and heavier cargoes, both in large projects as in single shipments,” stated BigLift, part of the Spliethoff Group.

With Finnish/Swedish 1A ice class, powering and steering redundancy and a strong, flush deck of 125m x 42m, the MC Class vessels can handle large module shipments, cranes and other voluminous cargo. The vessels have already carried out multiple challenging voyages “in which they demonstrated their low fuel consumption, excellent service speed and reduced vessel motions.”

Ongoing contracts and tenders of BigRoll Shipping will still be executed in co-operation with Rolldock Shipping.

BigLift Shipping is one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies, specialized in the worldwide ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes. The company strives for operational excellence and reliability, and adherance to strict time schedules.

Know-how and experience are vitally important in heavy lift transportation, which is the reason why BigLift has an Engineering & Operations Department with experts who tackle any challenge.

Given its 40 plus years in heavy lift, the company has many long-standing clients, which regularly place their trust in BigLift. With a modern fleet of 15 specially-built heavy lift vessels, BigLift serves the oil & gas, mining and power generating industries, amongst many others. Vessels have lifting capacities of up to 1,800 mt and a third Happy S-Type vessel will be added to the fleet in 2018. Additionally, as of January 1, 2018 BigLift will add Biglift Barentz and Biglift Baffin, two MC-Class Module Carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes, to its fleet.

The Spliethoff Group is one of the largest shipping companies in the Netherlands. With almost over a century of maritime expertise behind it, the Amsterdam-headquartered Group has a broad portfolio of specialized services in sectors including dry cargo, breakbulk & project cargo (Spliethoff ) project & heavy lifts (BigLift Shipping), container & Ro-Ro cargo and other shipping related activities.

The Spliethoff Group operates a large and modern fleet of more than 100 vessels ranging in size from 2,100 to 23,000 tonnes. The company is used to operate in challenging areas – to that end, almost all vessels have Swedish/Finnish Ice Class 1A and some even 1A Super classification.