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BigLift Shipping
legal form BV
founding 2000
Seat Amsterdam
Branch Shipping company

The Happy Buccaneer

The heavy - Reederei BigLift Shipping BV , until 2000 Mammoet Shipping , headquartered in Amsterdam is a subsidiary of the shipping group Spliethoff .


The shipping company was founded in 1973 under the name Mammoet Shipping as part of the heavy lift logistics company Mammoet Transport , which is responsible for shipping . In 1981 the Dutch shipping company Nedlloyd took over the heavy lift shipping company Mammoet. In 1984 the company formed the Mammoet Heavy Lift Partners heavy lift shipping pool . Besides Mammoet (with 16 ships) the shipping companies Project Carriers and Sloman Neptun also took part . The flagship of the joint fleet was the heavy lift freighter Happy Buccaneer, newly built in the same year, with a lifting capacity of two times 550 tons. In 1987 the Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines joined the MHLP pool. In 1988 Mammoet Shipping entered into a joint venture between Mammoet Transport and the shipping company Hansa Linie . In 1994 the Dutch shipping company Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor took over 70% of the shares in Mammoet Shipping , 30% remained with Mammoet Transport . From 1998 new ships of the "Happy-R ..." type were put into service. The following year the shipping company West African Shipping joined Mammoet Heavy Lift Partners with four “Tra…” ships .

In 2000, Nedlloyd , the then parent company of Mammoet Transport , sold the entire Mammoet Group to Van Seumeren , whereupon Van Seumeren also sold the rest of the Mammoet Shipping division to the Spliethoff shipping company. The name changed to BigLift Shipping as a result .

BigLift Shipping fleet

Ship class units length width displacement Construction year
Tra… type
  • Tracer
  • Transporter
  • Hitchhiker
  • Traveler
100.5 m 20.4 m 8 600 t 1999/2000
145.89 m 28.3 m 13,740 tons 1984
Happy-R… type
  • Happy River
  • Happy Rover
  • Happy Ranger
138.0 m 22.88 m 15 634 t 1997/1998
Happy-D… type
  • Happy Delta
  • Happy Diamond
  • Happy Dover
  • Happy Dragon
  • Happy Dynamic
156.93 m 25.6 m 17 518 t 2011
  • Happy Sky
154.8 m 26.5 m 18 680 t 2013
  • Happy star
156 m 29.0 m 20,000 t 2014


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. BigLift: BigNews - Corporate Magazine July 2013. (PDF; 1.6 MB) (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 4, 2013 ; accessed on August 16, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /