This year BigLift Shipping celebrates its 40-year jubilee. Since the start in 1973 – as Mammoet Shipping - the company has often been a forerunner in the latest developments, introducing pioneering heavy lift vessels, equipment and techniques. The company has played a key role in heavy lift pools with many respected partners and has handled many challenging shipments. BigLift thanks all its clients and partners for 40 beautiful years and is looking forward to the years to come.
In 1973 BigLift Shipping started out as Mammoet Shipping, the sea arm of Mammoet Transport. In 2000 Mammoet Shipping became a full subsidiary of Spliethoff and changed its name to BigLift Shipping B.V.
Looking at the early days, great shifts can been seen in the transportation from single piece voyages towards complete projects, from lifting capacities starting at 250 mt lifting which are now 1,800 mt, from single derricks to mast cranes with fly jibs, etc. However, all these developments were only possible through the dedication, entrepreneurship, creativity and persistence of the people who work within the BigLift organization.
As one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies, specialised in the worldwide ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes, BigLift Shipping has always transformed, innovated and adjusted the company and the fleet to meet the client’s requirements. This ability has taken BigLift to a leading position in the heavy lift market and will be its core attitude in the future: to be able to adapt continuously to a changing environment in order to service the client in the best possible way.
Last week BigLift’s worldwide representatives celebrated the 40 year milestone together with the Dutch staff in the Netherlands. Quite appropriately, the celebration took place mainly on the water, racing a number of traditional Dutch sailing ships against each other. In the evening the party was joined by active and retired officers and staff for further celebrations. The sailing crew of BigLift will have their own celebrations on board the vessels.