The Biglift Shipping vessel Happy Dynamic called at the Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal this month with a load of specialty cargo to be used by a local shipbuilder – highlighting the Port's essential role in the San Diego regional economy. The ship arrived April 2, 2015, and departed April 8, 2015.
Biglift's Happy Dynamic is a heavy lift vessel, capable of handling heavy and oversized items and other specialized equipment with 800-ton-capacity onboard cranes in tandem lift (two cranes, each of 400-metric-ton capacity), as well as another 120-metric-ton crane. The vessel offloaded 2,800 tons of shipbuilding materials from Masan, South Korea including engine components, a propeller and steel. The cargo will be used by a major San Diego employer, General Dynamics NASSCO, which is constructing a series of LNG-powered container vessels and eco-tankers that will be deployed in domestic cargo markets.