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Safe Sailings introduced

BigLift’s number one priority is to see that all its personnel and vessels remain safe in every single voyage and that no harm is done to the crew, the vessel or its cargo. As a leading …
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ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified

Lloyd’s Register recently audited and passed BigLift Shipping for two ISO standards. This concerned the ISO 9001:2015 standard for Quality Management Systems and the ISO 14001:2015 …
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Replacement two GSUs in Kaoshiung

Replacement two GSUs in Kaoshiung

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Agency meeting

Last June, representatives of our worldwide offices and agencies visited the BigLift headquarters in The Netherlands to attend the two-day, bi-annual Agency Meeting.  Besides discussing …
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BigLift Shipping's New Year's message

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Three mega reactors to the Sriracha refinery

Three mega reactors to the Sriracha refinery

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M.v. Happy Rover earns place in shipping history

With her voyage through the Northern Searoute and subsequently the North West Passage, BigLift Shipping’s m.v. Happy Rover achieved two important milestones. She is the first heavy lift …
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BigLift Shipping extends fleet with sister vessel Happy Star

BigLift Shipping is pleased to announce to have ordered a third Happy S-type vessel. The new build vessel will be identical to BigLift’s Happy Star and will be built by Ouhua Shipbuilding …
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Jetty extension of the Tempa Rossa refinery at Taranto by Happy Sky

Jetty extension of the Tempa Rossa refinery at Taranto by Happy Sky

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Happy Star

On Tuesday 8 March at 10 p.m. Discovery Channel The Netherlands will broadcast an episode of Mighty Ships about our Happy Star. The episode follows Happy Star during her second - challenging …
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New Owner's representative BigLift Beijing

In 2010 – the Chinese year of the Tiger – BigLift Shipping has launched an office in Beijing with the philosophy to build sustainable and balanced long-term relationships in China. …
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Jacket foundations for Hornsea two

Jacket foundations for Hornsea two

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First in-house heavy lift operator training courses completed

In August, BigLift and Spliethoff introduced a DNV-GL certified, in-house training course for crane handling and heavy lift operations. For the best hands-on experience, a new, tailor-made …
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Happy Star features in Discovery Channel's Mighty Ships

BigLift Shipping's Happy Star features in an episode of Discovery Channel's Mighty Ships. The episode follows Happy Star during her second - challenging - voyage from Nansha, China, to Sept …
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Monopiles and TP's for Yunlin Project

Monopiles and TP's for Yunlin Project

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BigLift Shipping joins Trident Alliance

BigLift Shipping urges states bordering the European Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) to uphold and improve enforcement of the sulphur limits to marine fuels, coming into force 1-1-2015. …
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Maiden voyage Happy Star

Last week Happy Star has loaded her first cargo in Nantong – two large modules for an iron ore wharf in Port Hedland. The first module, 33 metres long and 25 metres wide, weighed 711 …
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Happy Star baptised

Today BigLift Shipping celebrates the name-giving of its new Heavy Lift Vessel Happy Star. The ceremony was held at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamen and was performed by Mrs Leanda Breakell, …
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Happy Star delivered to owners

BigLift Shipping is pleased to announce that Happy Star was delivered to her owners at the beginning of September. At the moment her cranes are being installed at the Huisman yard in …
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BigLift opens office in Germany

BigLift Shipping is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Steinkirchen, Germany as per July 1st 2014. The new office, BigLift Germany, aims to further strengthen BigLift’s …
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Happy Dragon assists Dutch Navy

On April 17th, a boarding team of HMS Evertsen of the Dutch Navy boarded BigLift’s Happy Dragon in a drill against piracy. The drill took place in the Gulf of Aden. HMS Evertsen and …
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MIT SUD new agent for BigLift Shipping in Spain

BigLift Shipping and MIT SUD are pleased to announce the appointment of MIT SUD as exclusive agent for BigLift Shipping in Spain.  The combination of BigLift’s state-to-the-art heavy …
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Happy Star launched in Zhousan

Today the second S-type vessel, Happy Star, was launched successfully by Ouhua Shipyard in Zhousan, China. Coming months outfitting and commission will take place at the Ouhua …
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Subsea7 winch from South America to Angola

BigLift Shipping’s Happy Dynamic was recently contracted by Subsea 7's London office for Africa, Gulf of Mexico & the Mediterranean to ship a subsea winch and its associated equipment …
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BigRoll MC Class built by COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., Ltd

BigRoll Shipping announces that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build two MC Class Module Carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes. The …
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