The transportation, handling and installation of heavy items which are indivisible, and of weights generally accepted to be over 100 tons and of widths/heights of more than 100 meters. These oversized items are transported from one place to another (sometimes across country borders) then lifted or installed into place. Characteristic for heavy lift goods is the absence of standardization which requires an individual transport planning.
Generators, turbines, reactors, boilers, towers, casting, heaters, presses, locomotives, boats, satellites, military personnel and equipment.
In the offshore industry, parts of oil rigs and production platforms are also lifted; some of these are also removed at the end of an installation's working life. Recent notable lifts have included several of >2000 short tons in the de-commissioning of the North West Hutton oil field in the (British sector of) the North Sea.
To transport heavy lift items special trucks or trailers (flatbeds) are used, which are especially suitable due to their large loading area and capacity. For airlift special large-volume cargo aircraft like the Antonov An-225 are employed which can move up to 250 tons of freight. On inland waters barges are often used. Sealift is carried out by special heavy lift vessels which often possess own cranes for loading and discharging cargo. Transportation of heavy lift items ranks among the most challenging and complex services in logistics and is handled by specialized companies.
A heavy-lift ship is a vessel designed to move very large loads that cannot be handled by normal ships. They are of two types: semi-submerging vessels capable of lifting another ship out of the water and transporting it; and vessels that augment unloading facilities at inadequately equipped ports.
In the 1920s, the Bremen-based shipping company DDG Hansa saw a growing demand of shipments for assembled locomotives to British India. That led to the construction of the world's first heavy lift vessel, SSLichtenfels with a 120t (118 long tons; 132 short tons) derrick. After World War II, DDG Hansa became the world's largest heavy lift shipping company. In terms of lifting capacity it reached its peak in 1978 with refitting the Japanese built bulk carrier MV Trifels with two 320t (315 long tons; 353 short tons) Stülcken derricks. Shortly after that, in 1980, DDG went bankrupt. With that, only the Dutch shipping companies Jumbo, BigLift Shipping (until 2001 named Mammoet Shipping) and SAL Heavy lift were left as heavy lift shipping specialists.
Operating more than 100 vessels, including multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, semisubmersible ships and asphalt carriers around the world, CSSC is China's main transporter of oversized and overweight cargoes, such as oil rigs, engineering vessels, port machinery, locomotives, windmills, bridge cranes and other complete equipment.
, SUPSALV responds to an average of nine emergency events per year, plus 20 calls for ship salvage, towing, and heavy lift ... in the Pacific ocean off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.An MH-60S is lifted onto a ship by a CURV 21, a US Navy remotely operated vehicle, on March 19, 2021.
December 5, 2012, just off the Dutch coast, the MV Baltic Ace collided with the Corvus J in one of the busiest shipping channels in the world ... There was never a doubt that the bottom of this busy channel was not a good final resting place for the ship, but lifting a heavy ship filled with cars and water is not an easy task.
Charleston port completes a heavy lift that took 7 years ... "Our heavy-lift maintenance, facilities maintenance, berthing and container yard operations helped us figure out what we can and can't do because if we made one move it had a ripple effect to everybody else.
TasPorts announced that together with UnitedSalvage, it has engaged heavy lift ship AALMelbourne to complete the removal of the YorkCove and Campbell Cove wrecks in order to return all commercial berths at the port of Devonport to full operations ... The heavy lift ship is ...
The ship repair industry should take advantage of drydocking technological advancements that are available to stay competitive ... Presentations given by various experts in the field will cover unusual and problem drydockings, new advancements with dry docks, heavy lift operations, and other topics ... HeavyLift Operations - USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain.
Collaborative robots are helpful in the manufacturing industry when lifting heavy loads ...ShipBuildingIndustry ... For example, cargo ships have considerable cranes to lift heavy materials like steel and aluminum ... Collaborative robots in construction perform repetitive tasks such as lifting heavy objects and placing them on another surface.
Circular offers to provide customers with the heavy lifting of locating and vetting the material they need, in addition to managing contracts, shipping and billing, with help from a "concierge" that can communicate via text chat, calls or video.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, and it’s time those who need to serve as leaders step up and willingly do so ... It matters because veterans, primarily the captains, are responsible for the heavy lifting when it comes to restoring morale and encouraging the fight and belief the team needs to right the ship ... Previously addressed ... () .
As late as the 1950s, there were no containers of the type aboard the Ever Given nor were there cargo ships that even approached the vessel’s size ... He first tried lifting the entire heavy truck on board ... He identified an engineer with experience designing aluminum containers, those that an overhead crane could lift from trucks to ships.
Allseas' massive heavy-lift ship Pioneering Spirit has removed an 11,000-tonne platform jacket from Repsol's Gyda field, one of the heaviest jacket-lift jobs ever completed in one piece ... She has a unique fast-lift hydraulic ... Until recently, however, she could not lift jackets.
In April 2021, JumboMaritime, a heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation solutions provider, awarded a contract to Fugro to provide support for the installation of 35 subsea torpedo piles and 24 mooring lines for the Mero-1 project ... Jumbo deployed its Fairplayer heavy lift crane vessel to perform the work ... .