A NEW GENERATION MODULE CARRIERS

BigLift Shipping’s Heavy Transport vessels BigLift Barentsz and BigLift Baffin are two identical, state of the art Module Carriers.

With their large deck they increase BigLift’s shipping capabilities for ro-ro cargoes up to about 16.000 mt a piece. This expansion of the fleet possibilities will enable BigLift to offer clients even more tailored shipping solutions of ever larger and heavier cargoes, both in large projects or single shipments.

With Finnish Swedish 1A Ice class the two MC-Class is specifically designed to operate in remote and inaccessible areas. They have already successfully executed multiple voyages from the tropics to the Arctic.


Their slender bow shape and PSMR Class notation (Propulsion and Steering Machinery Redundancy) have proved to be greatly advantageous by ensuring excellent service speed due to low resistance and less wave impacts. This makes for shorter transit times and greater reliability. Furthermore, the bow shape leads to lower accelerations in longitudinal direction and, because of the redundancy in machinery, heading control can be applied to reduce design accelerations.

The vessels are prepared for dynamic positioning, which provides unique opportunities for offshore transportation and installation services.

These vessels can cope with heavy modules and other complex loads through their high deck strength and the uniform grid of bulkheads and web frames, combined with an optimised ballast system. The 125 x 42 metre deck is completely flush, without any air heads or overflow pipes and the high ballast and redundant capacity significantly reduces the loading and discharging times of the vessel.

The vessels are prepared for dynamic positioning, which provides unique opportunities for offshore transportation and installation services.


In short, these modern, state of the art Heavy Transport vessels provide to the market shipping services with the highest degree of redundancy and reliability, ensuring safe and timely realisation of any transport challenge within their capabilities.

The addition of the MC-Class to its fleet shows BigLift’s commitment to the heavy transport market, offering reliability, state-of-the art vessels and high class engineering services.