On 14th November at the New Port of Huangpu, COSCO SHIPPING\'s multipurpose heavy lift vessel MV DA LIANG successfully loaded a ferry, which has 78.4m in length, 14.8m in breadth, 13.8m in height, and cargo volume in 16,000 CBM with net weight in 474mt. It is the new record of maximum measurement in cargo volume for the single lifting of COSCO SHIPPING\'s heavy lift vessel. This ferry, built at Panyu, Guangzhou, is a double-ended aluminum passenger catamaran with 2,000 passenger capacity. It\'s exported to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for serving the Olympic Game. It will provide the passenger transportation at Baia de Guanabara where passengers can travel between Rio de Janeiro and Niteri. Previously, COSCO SHIPPING has signed COA contract with the customer for carrying several ferry in the same type. This ferry is the 1st shipment of the COA. To ensure the smooth performance, COSCO SHIPPING\'s technical engineers have started designing the loading plan since half of a year ago. They communicated with designers of the ferry at shipyard and took precise calculation as well as considerate preparation, in order to avoid any possible mistakes during the process. On the site, the port captain, the crew and technicists are all in close collaboration. With great efforts, they overcame the negative factors from the overweight and oversized cargo, and the pedestal installation under the water. By the good arrangement, the ferry was successfully installed onto the deck of MV DA LIANG. Owners of cargo and representatives of producer both inspected the whole process of loading. They were all satisfied with the performances and were impressed by the excellent technique and loading capacity of COSCO SHIPPING\'s specialized vessels.
MV DA LIANG was christened and delivered at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard. It is the 8th new-built DA Type III multipurpose heavy lift vessel with 28,000DWT and tandem lifting capacity in 700 tons. Blending rationality into the design, this type of vessel has the LOA of 179.5m and breadth of 28m, bridge on forecastle, large hatchway, cranes and chimney at ship\'s side, and continuous flat deck, etc. It is characterized in high lifting capacity, diversified loading capacity, high speed, environmental protection and good safety performances, which is suitable for carrying over-length, oversize and over-weight cargoes in the specialized shipping market.