Heavy lift transport

COSCO Heavy order one more “Super X” vessel for a growing market:

TotalEnergia’s Tyra II platform topsides on the way from Batam to Denmark.

Loadout: (Incl.video)


One more mega HLV joining the fast increasing world fleet:

The brandnew HUA RUI LONG leaving the CMHI Jiangsu yard for her first assignment.
Photo: Oliver Missiaen ©

I wonder if that’s also a Deltamarin design like BOKA Vanguard or if the Chinese “developed” it “ingeniously”…



It’s pretty obvious that both SSHTVs are of similar bow-less design, but given the fact that none of the companies involved in the design of BOKA Vanguard have been mentioned in relation to Hua Rui Long, I’m wondering if it’s a bootleg copy. After all, the Chinese are pretty flexible when it comes to intellectual property rights…


It was a tight squeeze for the BIGLIFT BAFFIN but they finally made it to New Jersey…. Amazing effort by all the team
Photo: Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. ….

The TAI AN KOU loaded with JB 117 in the port of Rotterdam
Photo: Wilem Holtkamp (c)

Repeat performance:

Tai An Kou loaded with JB117 ready to depart from Batam Nov. 2011 heading for R’dam.
Own picture.

The SUNRISE loaded with newbuilt inland barge hulls inbound for Rotterdam passing the Stena terminal in Hoek van Holland
Photo : Pieter Dorreman ©

She got her first cargo:

Guangzhou Salvage is delighted to inform you that their MV HUA RUI LONG, 82,500 DWT DP2 semi-submersible vessel has been delivered the 27 August 2022. She is now on her way to Mediterranean Sea to complete her maiden voyage.

Bonn & Mees sheerlegs MATADOR 3 discharging the SUNRISE at Rotterdam Waalhaven
Photo: Hans Hoffmann www.zeesleperelbe.nl (c)