The Most Technical Offshore Heavy Lift and Transport Training in the World!

  • Improve your technical know-how
  • Minimize your risk
  • Get your staff certified
  • Provide better quality

Who should join?

  • Project Cargo Forwarders, Break Bulk Charterers and Logistics Managers
  • Project Directors, Heavy Lift Specialists, Heavy Lift Engineers
  • Heavy Lift Equipment Operators and Supervisors
  • Shipping Managers and Project Supply Chain Professionals

Why Attend The Maritime Heavy Lift and Transport Seminar?

  • The answer is quite simple. You are moving equipment worth millions of dollars for your customer. Yet do your people have the necessary know-how and background?
  • Increase your company’s technical know-how!
  • Impress your customers. Increase the quality of your work by improving the technical ability of your workforce.
  • Attend the Heavy Lift Seminar and get your staff accredited.


  • Venue: Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Workshop Date: 20th May 2022
  • Registration: 7:30 a.m.


Course Fees In USD (min. 15 persons)
Per Person 490.00


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    Time (hrs.) Details
    08.00 – 08.30 General Knowledge
    08.30 – 10.00 Shipping (Heavy Lift)
    10.00 – 10.15 Coffee Break
    10.15 – 11.00 Shipping (Heavy Lift)
    11.00 – 12.00 Lashing & Securing Sea Freight
    12.00 – 12.45 Lunch Break
    Time (hrs.) Details
    12.45 – 13.15 Lashing & Securing Sea Freight
    13.15 – 14.15 Roll On – Roll Off Operations
    14.15 – 14.30 Coffee Break
    14.30 – 15.15 Offshore Lifting
    15.15 – 16.00 Test & Evaluation


    • General Knowledge & Introduction
    • Newton’s laws
    • Basic mathematics
    • General Knowledge & Introduction
    • Principle to standard triangles
    • Force / Friction / Centre of Gravity / Moment



    • Various types of ships RORO – LOLO
    • Rigging/Slinging
    • Weather influences (forces of wind, water influences)
    • Lifting equipment: Grommets, steel / nylon slings, shackles etc.
    • Sling plan and forces in lifting slings
    • Calculations of forces in slings with Symmetric and Asymmetric loads
    • Calculations of forces using 2, 3 and 4 slings
    • Use of spreader beams, lifting beams
    • Load spreading in vessels
    • Metacenter – GM – Stability
    • Crane capacity
    • Ballast



    • Forces during movement of cargo
    • Lashing equipment
    • Lashing and securing cargo sea freight
    • Calculations: lashing down and direct lashing
    • Lashing of normal and exceptional cargo
    • Lashing and stowing of cargo in containers and flat racks
    • Key rules for lashing & securing



    • Necessary information for Ro-Ro operations
    • Tide Tables and Tides and using tidal conditions
    • Roro activities free floating and aground (tidal/non tidal)
    • Roro ramps
    • Basic crane and equipment for roro operationsLoad out / load in with SPMT – Strand jacks – Conventional platform trailers
    • Ballasting of a barge
    • Transport equipment for roro operations: SPMT, Conventional platform trailers
    • Stability of transport equipment. 3 and 4 point suspension

    • Materials and equipment
    • Cranes
    • Calculations
    • Hoisting of personnel
    • Safe use of materials
    • Inspection/certificates
    • Latest developments
    • Anchor handling
    • Rules and regulations
    • Safety

    • Test for all Participants


    Our Course Leader: Gert J. Vos

    With more than 25 years of experience in heavy transport and project forwarding, GertVos will present you how to handle heavy equipment with cranes, on vehicles, in ships and on barges with all its specific technical details.

    Gert Vos started his illustrious career as project manager in 1989 at Van Wezel Transport in the Netherlands. As of 1996 Vos became business unit manager of the transport and lifting department. After the inter-national renowned company Wagenborg took over the Van Wezel Group, Vos became manager of the project department and has since looked after many heavy transport projects on a global scale.

    In 2008 he founded HTTC (Heavy Transport Training and Consultancy). He is now working as a consultant and gives in-house training to various multinational engineering and construction companies.

    Mr. Vos has linked up with GPLN in 2011 and conducted in the meantime many technical courses around the world.

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