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Thanks for the opportunity to do this course, is fantastic, 100% guarantee and satisfaction. The program is the best way to learn about cargo handling, cranes and transport. I have recommended the course to my colleagues and I have posted it on LinkedIn.
Esteban dos SantosOperations Manager, Navemar
When working with Marco, we received his many years experience and expertise for planning and executing a job. The outcome: a job well done.
Keith AndersonChief Rigging Engineer, Bechtel Corporation
With vast experience Marco is universally recognized as one of the leading industry experts in this field; his book “The Art of Heavy Transport” is the go-to reference source.Having technical know-how alone does not make a person an effective trainer, but Marco is that too.
Robbie GougeRigging Engineer, Edwards Moving & Rigging
The ballasting program is extremely detailed and thorough, and flexible enough for most any ro-ro operation. It is very well organized and user friendly. It makes my life a lot easier and time effective.
Kevin O’Neill, P.E.Senior Project Engineer, Siefert Associates LLC
I just wanted to say that your webinar was top notch. All in the office enjoyed the presentation and the pitch, by far one of the best I have seen ! Look forward to many more.
Nick KleinSunbelt Rentals
I have attended the Heavy Lift & Transport Masterclass by Marco J. van Daal and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Marco is a high-level expert but presents the material in such a way that anyone will benefit – regardless of your level of sophistication.
Jeff LattureVice President, Barnhart Crane & Rigging
I continue to be impressed with his efforts to become one of the thought leaders in our industry. His book, articles and speaking engagements are of very high quality.
Anonymous feedback from a seminar
Marco is adept at organizing training sessions and seminars for all level of personnel. He has earned his position as a well respected and trusted individual and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Anonymous feedback from a seminar
A great advocate of knowledge sharing so that other benefit from his instructions and examples and the way he conducts himself in all aspects of a project.
John JacksonManaging Director, Fagioli USA
Marco is a very experienced Heavy Transport & Lift professional with a keen eye towards safety, not only in terms of welfare of personnel but in the very real aspect of security of lifts and transports.
Jeff DaceyBechtel Corporation
The application of sound engineering principles give new and experienced professionals the ability to tackle increasingly complex problems. This highly specialized information was once available to only a handful of specialists worldwide, Marco has made it accessible to all.
Bernd SchwengsbierPresident, Scheurle, Nicolas, Kamag
I’ve known Marco since 1995. The international experience that he brings to the table benefits every level in a transport and/or lift organization, starting from the pre-engineering phase, to equipment selection, to logistics and execution. Not only is he a true asset to our industry but I consider him a personal friend as well.
Anonymous participantSC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
Great and valuable information, in particular I loved his comparison to the World Cup, I am going to use that to motivate my own personnel.
Sergio MaderoVice President, Mamut de Colombia
Marco’s great knowledge and best practices have been a contribution to a better understanding of the highlighted techniques and enabled us to perform our activities in a better and safer way and thus provide a better service to our clients.
Kent GoodmanFluor Daniel
When I need information on transporters, I turn to Marco. His worldwide exposure and experience has led him to become one of the most knowledgable engineers on hydraulic transporters and SPMT’s in our industry.
Bill TeichgraberWire rope & rigging business, Trainer & Consultant
I had the privilege of hearing Marco present in Alberta, Canada. His knowledge, skills and experience are extremely valuable to draw from and he openly shares practical insights. You will find his Heavy Lift & Transport seminar is exceptional. I highly recommend him.
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About Me


I started my Heavy Lift & Transport career back in 1993 with Mammoet Transport BV in the Netherlands and later with the Italian Fagioli PSC. In 2004 I moved to Aruba (Dutch Caribbean) with my family and accepted employment with ATCO a local heavy transport company, specialized in Caribbean island execution. In 2006 I founded The Works international and currently focus on running my business from Aruba.

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The objective of The Works international is to offer Heavy Transport & Lift Training that covers every aspect associated with the execution of the project and to share and spread the knowledge to Heavy Transport & Lift service providers, clients, insurance companies, manufacturers, site supervisors and operational personnel etc. This industry has given me 2 decades of tremendous pleasure and experience on a scale beyond what I could have expected when I started. With my seminars I share my knowledge, giving something back to the industry and make it a safe(r) place to work.


A few years ago I authored a best selling textbook “The Art of heavy Transport” that comprises over 20 years of worldwide experience, it is currently in its 3rd reprint and has become an authority in its field. It is a reference guide and engineering base for all heavy transports executed by Hydraulic Platform transporters. It offers information, guidance, best practices and engineering principles in easy to understand English language. It contains hundreds of color pictures and case studies of actual executed transports that aid the understanding of the various subjects. It is also illustrated with many drawings that explain topics such as hydraulic oil flow, axle groupings and the principles of transporter stability.


My Heavy Transport & Lift project experience of over 20 years, on 5 continents and in over 55 countries have earned me a contributing membership with the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in the P30 committee which sets the standards for the use of cranes and other lifting devices. A committee focusing on a transport standard is in the making.


I am also a member of the ESTA (European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes) task force that established and published the “Best Practice Guide” for Heavy Transport preparation and execution. Other members of the task force are Mammoet, Fagioli, Sarens, Goldhofer, Scheuerle, Collett & Sons and Shell.


Currently I am writing articles for the KHL group that are published in the “International Cranes and Specialized Transport” magazine. Every article highlights on a different topic and explains the background and theory behind it so that it can be applied in a safe way.

The Works international continues to strive for the best possible Training & Education to satisfy its clients to the fullest extend, in the name of safe and justified Heavy Transport & Lift execution.

Marco J. van Daal
lecturer | speaker | author


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