VIDEO: Happy Sky Shipping Two Large STS Cranes

Happy Sky, a heavy load carrier owned by the Netherlands-based shipping firm BigLift Shipping, has finished the discharge of two large ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes in Vigo, Spain. 

Until last year, the cranes served the Home Terminal of container handling company ECT in Rotterdam. They were sold to Spanish Davila Group and will be operated on the Termavi container terminal in Vigo.

Weighing over 800 megatons, the transported cranes are over 60 meters high and 86 meters wide.

“As cranes are not designed to be transported by sea, it was necessary to reinforce them to withstand the accelerations and forces occurring during the sea voyage. A total of 80 mt additional steel was fitted in each crane to strengthen it,” BigLift Shipping said.

The 18.680 dwt Happy Sky features a length of 154.8 meters and a width of 26.5 meters.

The 2008-built vessel has folding hatch covers, a large poop deck and cargo rails which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage.

Image Courtesy: BigLift Shipping

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