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Anonymous feedback from a seminar
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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I consider myself fortunate to have been able to train and educate those who attended my seminars. Those that have not yet joined often know me from my “The Knowledge” articles as published in the International Cranes & Specialized Transport magazine or from publications in the Project Cargo Network magazine or in the Heavy Haulers magazine or from my book The Art of Heavy Transport but are not always aware of my full scope of services.


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If you have ever asked yourself any of the below questions, you should attend my seminar.

Many companies affiliated with the Heavy Transport and Lift industry, wether they are equipment owners or manufacturers or insurance companies or fabricators, face the same challenge in this day and age;

– how to get senior staff up to date on the latest developments

– how to train new employees on the understanding and use of equipment

– we want to expand but we don’t quite have the knowledge

– how to make or interpret a transport/lift plan

– how to select the right transporter or SPMT for the load

– how do I improve safety and communication in my organization

– how to quickly estimate the forces in the lifting slings

– what is the difference between a spreader and lifting beam

– what is a Center of Gravity and how do I determine this

– what is transporter stability and how do I ensure I am on the safe side

– which suspension setting do I select and why

– how to make or interpret a transport/lift plan

– how to ensure a barge is suitable for a load-out / load-in

– how to estimate ground pressures under transporters and cranes.

– what are Newtons, Kilograms and Tons and when do I use them

– how do I stay in control of forces that play a role in a lift / transport

– how do I calculate saddle loads

– how to avoid and prevent accidents / incidents / near misses


This “how to..” list of questions can go on and on and often includes questions on hydraulic gantries, transporter configuration, crane selection, strand jacks, tailing methods, how to deal with tidal changes during a load-out… etc. The services that I offer answer these questions and more.

The seminars cover every topic concerning a Heavy Transport or lift, from single crane lift to multiple crane lift to single transporter to multiple transporters with multiple operators to barge selection for load-outs to alternative ways of lifting (strand jacks, tower systems, gantries or a combination) to turn table use and much more.

The book The Art of Heavy Transport is the only Heavy Transport book in existence and can be used as a reference guide and engineering base for all heavy transports.

Besides the seminars, speaking engagements and books I offer accident investigation and expert witness services. Unfortunately this is an area that is still in higher demand than I would like to see. Something went wrong and now it is time for answers to find out what happened and how this can be prevented from happening again. By attending my seminar, the need for accident investigation, can be greatly reduced.

The reference card a great aid in making sure nothing is forgotten or overlooked during the preparation and execution of a transport project. It gives you that little extra knowledge that comes in handy when site conditions change…. and they always do.

The “The Knowledge” articles that I write and have written for International Cranes and Specialized Transport provide the reader with knowledge that contributes to a well executed and safe project performance.


Any questions on any of the offered services, just email me.


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