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Wide Range of Capabilities

COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd. purpose built and versatile fleet includes deadweight capacities ranging from 20,000t (K-Class) to 98,000t (Xin Guang Hua) which gives us the capability of safely handling all of your dry transportation needs.

  • Float-on/Float-off
  • Roll-on/Roll-off, Lift-on/Lift-off, Skid-on/Skid-off from stern, starboard and port sides
  • DP2 Topside Float-Over Installation
  • Dry-docking
  • Quay to Water launches
ship heavy transport

Fast and Accurate Ballasting Systems

Independent ballast tanks are arranged in multiple levels for the highest levels of safety and versatility. In some vessels, ballast tank bottoms and tops are sloped in order to reduce free surface effects. Large capacity air compressors and/or pumps enable our vessels to complete ballasting operations in just over two hours.


Fully Redundant Class 2 Dynamic Positioning System

Tai An Kou, Kang Sheng Kou, Xiang He Kou, and Xin Guang Hua are fully redundant class 2 DP semi-submersible heavy lift ships. The Xiang Rui Kou and Xiang Yun Kou have been fitted with a portable class 2 DP system.

Fully Integrated Bridge System

All controls are centralized through a fully integrated system located on the bridg.



Easily Removable Stern Buoyancy Casings

The vessels are fitted with fully removable stern buoyancy casings, which can be placed horizontally or vertically. When not in use, these casings can be stored either under the forecastle in a recess or on the forward part of the maindeck, in order to have a completely unencumbered open deck.

High Internal and Global Strength

The cargo deck has been designed with a high overall strength.  The vessels are capable of stern or side loading.