January 27 - BigLift Shipping's second S-type vessel, Happy Star, has been launched successfully by Ouhua Shipyard in Zhousan, China.

In the coming months, outfitting and commission will take place at the Ouhua Shipyard.

Two 900-tonne heavy mast cranes will then be fitted at the Huisman factory in Zhangzhou, and Happy Star is scheduled to be ready to join the BigLift fleet in July/August of this year.

The first of these vessels - Happy Sky - made its maiden commercial voyage last year, which was reported by HLPFI on July 30, 2013.