CY Shipping and BigLift Shipping order HTVs pair in China

Partners CY Shipping and heavy lift shipping company BigLift Shipping will boost their fleet of heavy transport vessels (HTVs) to six vessels, by adding two new HTVs.

The first vessel, owned by CY Shipping, will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025 whilst the second vessel, owned by BigLift Shipping, in the second quarter of 2026.

BigLift Shipping reported that the contracts for the two new HTVs have been signed with Jing Jiang Nanyang Shipbuilding in China. No prices have been revealed.

The vessels, jointly designed by CY Shipping and BigLift Shipping, are called the “BC-Class.”

The 180 m long ships, which have a fully unobstructed deck space of 6,020 m2, are designed to transport ultra-large and heavy modular cargoes worldwide.

Furthermore, cargoes can be loaded and discharged over the vessels’ stern or side by ro-ro or skidding.

The BC-Class has a depth of 12 metres, a maximum deadweight of 25,000 mt, and the ballast capacity is 12,000 m3/hr. The vessels are not semi-submersible.

Since 2019 BigLift Shipping and CY Shipping combine their heavy transport shipping capabilities. The current fleet, comprising four HTVs, is commercially fully operated by BigLift Shipping.

James Jung, director at CY Shipping, said “I’m very proud and excited to strengthen our partnership with BigLift Shipping further. As a modern company, we understand the importance of being ahead of the market requirements, making a difference, and adding value to customers’ requirements.”

Johan Boer, commercial director at BigLift Shipping, pointed out: “It’s great to see how an initial idea turns into such a strong partnership. Both companies share many of the same values, and we are pleased to start this newbuilding program together with CY Shipping.”