BigLift Shipping was awarded the transportation of 5 STS (ship-to-shore) cranes from Hailong, China to Surabaya, Indonesia for the Teluk Lamong container terminal. For this transportation BigLift chartered deck carrier Korea Express, and moved the cranes to Surabaya in two voyages.
In the port of Hailong, the vessel’s deck was fitted with rails and winches, so that the 820 mt cranes could be pulled onto the flat deck. The full loading operation for the first voyage, including laying out the deck fittings and seafastening, was completed in only 6 days.
The vessel arrived in Surabaya after 12 days of sailing. There the cranes were rolled onto the quay with the winches and landed in their quay-side rails with the use of hydraulic cylinders.