BigLift Shipping has announced its decision to end partnership with Rolldock Shipping in the joint venture "BigRoll Shipping" by January 1st, 2018.
Although the reason for the decision was not disclosed, BigLift informed that ongoing contracts and tenders of BigRoll Shipping will still be executed with Rolldock Shipping.
The company also announced that early next year, the two heavy transport vessels: BigLift Barentsz and BigLift Baffin, will be added to BigLift’s fleet.
“The broader range of vessels will enable BigLift to offer clients even better, customized shipping solutions of ever larger and heavier cargoes, both in large projects as in single shipments,” BigLift commented.
BigLift described vessels to be renamed BigLift Barentsz and BigLift Baffin as two identical module carriers featuring Finnish/Swedish 1A ice class, powering and steering redundancy and a strong, flush deck of 125 x 42 metres, low fuel consumption and reduced vessel motions.
The MC-Class vessels are able to handle large module shipments, cranes and other voluminous cargo.
BigRoll Shipping joint venture was formed in May 2013, when the duo announced the construction of two MC-Class Module Carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes by sea.
BigRoll concentrates on the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewables markets, power generation, container cranes and shipyard industries. The JV’s fleet is comprised of four vessels BigRoll Barentsz, BigRoll Bering, BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort, with the final one yet to be delivered from the shipyard.