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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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Every engineer, project manager, site supervisor, freight forwarder etc. has a set of spreadsheets that he or she relies on for a variety of reasons and purposes. I am no different in that respect. Two of my spreadsheets stand out as they are extremely useful tools and have been field tested and improved for over 15 years. I decided to make these commercially available. Both sheets will save you lots of time in the preparation phase of a project and you will earn back the investment on one or two projects.

Stability calculations for hydraulic transporters


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This spreadsheet started as a simple stability check, now it is an extensive sheet that can be used for any brand; Scheuerle, Goldhofer, Kamag, Cometto, Faymonville, Nicolas and even the Chinese brands.
No other program can claim this.

It takes into account real life situations that are user defined;
– Center of Gravity offset
– wind force
– curves and bends
– acceleration / deceleration
– longitudinal and transverse road gradients
– suspension configuration (3-points vs. 4-points)


It will tell you if a proposed configuration will work or not, how much lashing you need and in which direction. It also analyses if the stability is adequate from a hydraulic and structural point of view. Furthermore it determines ground pressure and, most importantly, the applicable stability angles.

Contact me at marco@the-works-int.com for pricing and customization options.

Stability calculations for barge roll-on / roll-off operations


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Recently updated spreadsheet for roll-on and roll-off calculations that;
– checks if the barge has sufficient ballast capacity
– checks if there is sufficient stability (KM vs. GM)
– monitors heel / trim
– monitors draft on all corners and midship
– takes into account Center of Flotation, Center of Buoyancy
– can be used for tidal as well as non tidal situations
– can handle multiple transporters under a load
– can deal with multiple pieces loaded out on the same barge
– monitors deck clearance with the jetty
– monitors ramp clearance
– can handle ramps of various lengths
– allows for internal or external ballasting
– monitors elapsed time
– takes into account the “free surface effect”
– can simulate both bow and stern load out/in

This program is set up in a flexible way, it can produce a ballast overview on a single page or a comprehensive detailed overview of as many as 50 pages, each page being a ballast step.

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.
Robbie Gouge, Rigging Engineer, Edwards Moving & Rigging

Contact me at marco@the-works-int.com for pricing and customization options.

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