Heavy Lift Specialist

Welcome to Heavy Lift Specialist


Heavy Lift Specialist was established by Richard Krabbendam in 2011, aiming for improving safety in the Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Industry. Richard started organizing seminars and courses since 2008, in which he transfers his profound experience and know-how to others in the industry. The Seminar / Masterclass has been presented over 100 times in 26 countries, and more then 2200 participants have gained their knowledge.


Upcoming Seminar

October 2018, Rotterdam

2 or 3 days public seminar about Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping, Wind and Offshore.

  • 2-day seminar: Heavy Transport, Lifting and Shipping (Chapter 1 – 12)
  • 3-day seminar: Additional day with Wind Turbines (Ch. 13) and Offshore lifting & installation (Ch. 14)


Past Seminars in 2018

In case you cannot join one of above Seminar(s), subscribe to my free articles “Heavy Transport & Lifting” at right and you will receive every two weeks a link to download one of my 62 articles.

You will also be automatically informed when the next public Seminar will be presented and where.

11 Nov. 2017

On Thursday & Friday 9th and 10th of Nov. 2017, Richard Krabbendam presented his last public Seminar in Delft, the Netherlands. With a group of 25 participants from Estonia, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and France it was a very International group and a Full House!

Although announced in September 2017 that he presented his last Seminar in KL., Malaysia, many persons requested for an other Seminar and Richard agreed to do two more Four Day Extensive Seminars: “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping, Offshore & Wind Turbines” in Dubai from 12-15 March 2018 and from 9-12 April  2018 in Kuala Lumpur. More details will be announced soon.

Dear Richard, Many thanks for your email and certificate. I take the opportunity to thanks and to congratulate you for the great seminar. It was a enriching and very interesting presentation. –Pablo Sanabria

16, 17 Dec. 2015


Richard Krabbendam, presented his two day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” organized by the BOW Terminal to a group of 19 Participants, mainly from the Netherlands and one delegate from Denmark and Belgium. It was a very enthusiastic group, who had a lot of questions, resulting in an animated exchange of ideas and “Know How”.

In Company Seminar

In case non of the above dates or cities suits your needs, ask a quotation for an “In Company Seminar” at your own place and time. Send an e-mail to: Contact


Heavy Lift Specialist has been giving “In Company Seminars” in the following offices: