August 29 - RollDock, the Dutch heavy lift shipping company launched a couple of years ago, has issued a revised delivery schedule for the innovative new ships that it has on order at L&T Shipping in India.
The initial ship of the four vessel order had been scheduled for delivery in July 2009. RollDock has advised HLPFI that RollDock Sun is now scheduled for delivery in November 2009; followed by RollDock Sea in June 2010, RollDock Sky in December 2010 and RollDock Star in March 2011.
Each vessel has three loading modes - lo-lo; ro-ro and flo-flo - and will be equipped with two heavy lift cranes each of 350 tonnes lift capacity each, or 700 tonnes lift capacity when working in tandem. The open hold nature of the vessels allows very high cargoes to be handled.