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Richard L. Krabbendam

4 day Seminar/Workshop in Kuala Lumpur a Succes

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Nov 132014
 

This week on the 10th to 13th of Nov. 2014, Richard L.Krabbendam presented his well known “Heavy Transport & Lifting” Seminar for the 78th time since 2008. This time an extensive Chapter “Offshore Lifting & Installation Techniques” was added to the already very well received Standard Seminar, which has been attended by more the 1800 participants, since 2008.

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“ 26 Fatal Crane incidents. Accidents are (Not) accidental, ( if they can be) foreseen.”

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Oct 312014
 

Good Morning Gentlemen,

A Crane Industry Sage said recently “ There are No New Crane Accidents, only the same (Crane) Accidents repeated time and time again by New ( Crane) People”.

So it is interesting to reflect that in the 365 days since we met at the Excellent World Crane Summit in Amsterdam, that there has been another 16 Fatal Crane Incidents adding yet another 28 Men and Women to that very long list of Crane Victims Killed during Lifting Operations (All of which is inherently dangerous as we are attempting to defeat Gravity) :

So as I have analysed these Crane Incidents 574 times before, further analysis reveals….

1. Cranes Killed 26 Men and 2 Women in the last 12 months since The World Crane Summit in Amsterdam on 28th October 2013.

2. Twenty Eight persons were Killed in Sixteen separate Fatal Incidents and as on so many previous occasions, all involved a myriad combination of Short Rigged or No Outriggers, No Mats, No Ballast or Not Enough and/or Overloading the LMI for that particular Boom Length /Radius.

All of which led to 16 Fatalities during 3 separate Man Basket Lifts with 8 Dropped Loads : The Majority of which were in the Western World.3. Machines involved in these Sixteen (16) Fatal Incidents were Eleven (11) Truck mounted or Crawler Cranes plus Five (5) Tower Cranes, including one spectacular example of Negligence when a Tower Crane fell over onto a Supermarket killing Two Women inside it.

The most recent Fatal Incident occurred only last Thursday 23rd October 2014 in Leipzig (RIP). Please let no-one describe these as ‘Accidents’ because an ‘Accident’ is only an ‘Accident’ if it is Accidental and to be Accidental, it must be not foreseeable, like Lightning. Yet many of these Fatal incidents were entirely Foreseeable for anyone who cared to look. There have been numerous examples of Negligent Crane Operations over the past 12 months, (Including one spectacular example in Scotland on 8/5/14) : 

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3 Day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” in Kuala Lumpur a Success

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Sep 062014
 

P1100374Despite only 10 participants, the 3 day Masterclass in Kuala Lumpur this week on the 3th,4th and 5th of September 2014 was a success. 10 Participants from, Hong Kong, Brunei, Serawak, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia from Companies like Shell, Swift Logistics, Pt. Idros ,CLP Power Ltd, Fracht AG, Tiong Woon Crane Pte and Brunei LNG send their participants in order to increase their staff’s capability level.

Training and Education is the Key to Success!

The 2 day Seminar Masterclass was spread out over 3 full days and gave participants the chance to discuss all subjects, which they felt were worth dealing with. Lifting Heavy Loads with more then one crane, how the right trailer type was selected for a particular load as well as calculating sling forces and loads on transport saddles and lifting points, were discussed in detail and thaught the participants how to deal with these important issues in the near Future.

The course is focused to learn participants in “How to handle Heavy Lifts Safely” and is in particular of value to staff and operational personnell of Logistical and Rigging departments of EPC Conctractors, Power Plants, Refineries, Offshore Construction Yards, Shipyards, Wind Turbine transport & erection Contractors, Freight Forwarders, Heavy Lift Transport & Lifting Contractors, Heavy Lift Shipping Companies, Chemical plants, Transport and Shipping brokers, Insurance Companies, Marine Waranty Surveyors, Trailer operators, Crane operators, Rigging Supervisors, Transport Supervisors, Cargo Super Intendants etc.

The course was organized by YF-Asia from Singapore and new seminars were booked for March 2015 in Djakarta  and June 2015 in KL again.

Register now for the next two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” in Houston on the 29th and 30th of Sept. 2014, prior to the Breakbulk Conference and show.

At the end of the 3 day Course, an evalaution test was done and all participants received a Certificate based on there test score.

The best score was from mr. Ngiam  Shih Ming from Serawak Shell Berhad with 80% test score of 30 multiple choice questions. See his Certificate below:

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Another Two Day Seminar in Singapore on 23+24 June 2014

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Aug 132014
 

 

IMGP0217This week on Monday and Tuesday the 23rd + 24th of June 2014, another Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting was presented to 20 participants from 4 different countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines and Indonesia) in the prestigious Mandarin hotel in the centre of Singapore on Orchard Road.

All participants had to work hard to digest all the “tips and tricks” Richard was sahring with the delegates and to do the evalaution test at the end of the second day.

In case you missed this Seminar, you can still purchase the complete set of Seminar slides as well as all 47 videos presented in the Seminar and as a Bonus you will get all 50 articles dealing about handling Heavy Lifts safely as well as 10 extra videos, amongst them the historical video: “Lifting the bIg Ones”, which Richard wrote and made during his 40 years career and were published in magazines like International Cranes (IC) and “Heavy Lift Project Forwarding International” (HLPFI).

Check it out on his website HERE in order to get an idea what you will get and at what price.

For an impression look at pictures below:

Bekaert organized an “In Company” Seminar Heavy Transport, Lifting & Offshore” for its International Staff

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Jul 062014
 

On the 3rd + 4th of July 2014, Richard Krabbendam presented his Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” to a group of 25 sales representatives of the Bekaert group of companies, which is specialized in wire fabrication, used in many applications, such as but not limited to car tires, fences, lifting wire ropes, mooring lines etc.

Quite an International Group of participants, joined the two day Seminar, which was slightly adapted to suit the needs of Bekaert, who asked to focus more on Offshore Lifting and less on Heavy Transport of Hydraulic platform trailers.

It was was a very informative Seminar/workship, which strengthened the workforce business relations within the Bekaert representatives coming from countries like: Ecuador, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Canada, USA, Chile, Indonesia and Vietnam.

After a day hard work an excellent dinner was served at the old family home of the Bekaert family, in the town of Zwevegem, near Kortrijk in the South of Belgium.  See pictures below:

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Another Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting in Singapore

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Jun 252014
 

IMGP0217This week on Monday and Tuesday the 23rd + 24th of June 2014, another Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting was presented to 20 participants from 4 different countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines and Indonesia) in the prestigious Mandarin hotel in the centre of Singapore on Orchard Road.

All participants had to work hard to digest all the “tips and tricks” Richard was sahring with the delegates and to do the evalaution test at the end of the second day.

In case you missed this Seminar, you can still purchase the complete set of Seminar slides as well as all 47 videos presented in the Seminar and as a Bonus you will get all 50 articles dealing about handling Heavy Lifts safely as well as 10 extra videos, amongst them the historical video: “Lifting the bIg Ones”, which Richard wrote and made during his 40 years career and were published in magazines like International Cranes (IC) and “Heavy Lift Project Forwarding International” (HLPFI).

Check it out on his website HERE in order to get an idea what you will get and at what price.

For an impression look at pictures below:


 

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Beluga Projects Logistic

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May 272014
 

Beluga Logo Banner ColorBeluga Projects Logistic is your partner for Transport & Installation of Heavy Lifts in Russia

Beluga Projects Logistic is your partner for Transport & Installation of Heavy Lifts in Russia.
Owner of 5 flat top Damen design pontoons of various sizes, 3 x SBL 1100 Hydraulic Gantry systems, wide range of modules by Faymonville and Scheuerle, as well as a Terex Demag Road crane AC100/4L. Check it out on our website

Next Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” on 29+30th of September in Houston, USA

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May 142014
 

SeminarAntwerrp2014P1090991On the 12+13th of May 2014,  Richard L.Krabbendam presented his well known two day “Heavy Transport & Lifting” Masterclass/Seminar prior to the Breakbulk show in Antwerp.

A group of 55 participants from 22 countries from as far as Australia and Colombia joined the course and relalized that training and education will help preventing accidents.

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Beluga Projects Logistic first Heavy Transport Seminar, Moscow

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Apr 262014
 

25th of April 2014

Beluga Projects Logistic invited Richard L.Krabbendam to present to a group of Russian Freight Forwarders the Basic Priciples of handling Heavy Lift Safely.

The 40 delegates attended the Seminar and Richard presented a synopsis of his two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” in a 4 hour presentation, well illustrated with video footage and typical examples of Heavy Transport & Lifting Projects, with a Russian interpreter to get the message across. The presentation was concluded with a well received “Do’s and Don’ts in Lifting”

Also the Russian representative of the TII Group presented the technical capabilities of the Scheuerle-Kamag-Nicolas portfolio.

See pictures below:

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A set of various models, were used to explain the various principles of Stability of trailers as well as Stability of the Load

Explanation of Stability of the Load

How a Load should not be rigged and why not like this??

The TII group presentation by Dmitry Filimonov

A Question and Answer session conducted by Sergey Ovsienko (Managing Director/Owner) of Beluga Project Logistics.

Beluga Projects Logistic is a relatively new company in the Heavy Project handling market in Russia, but since 5 years have shown a steady growth and completed some very challenging projects, amongst others the barging and land transport from the far North of Russia (Siberia) to the middle of the country of a 1300 tons reactor.

The first leg of the journey by Beluga’s own newly invested flat top barges (5 Damen Barges of various sizes), then followed by the loading onto Hydraulic Platform Trailers by Beluga’s Enerpac’s SBL1100 Hydraulic gantries (3 sets are owned by Beluga).

Finally oncarriage to the jobsite by means of a set of Conventional Scheuerle Platform Trailers and Faymonville SelfPropelled SPT type trailers.

Testimonial from Beluga Projects Logistic

Dear Richard,

Thank you for coming to Moscow and sharing your knowledge with my team and partners.

We hope that the first seminar you did was the beginning of a vast learning program that we plan for the Russian heavy cargo specialists.  According to our feedback surveys your presentation was very well received and appreciated by all the participants.

Our company pays particular attention to the safety of cargo and people that is why we feel important to share the principals presented by you with the all the market leaders. Let’s make our meetings a good tradition and schedule the next seminar this fall in St. Petersburg!

Sergey Ovsienko,
General Director
Beluga Projects Logistic, CJSC

Next Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” in Antwerp

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Apr 112014
 

The next two day  Seminar/Masterclass  “Heavy Transport & Lifting” will be in :

In case you want to train and educate yourself and operating crew, buy all updated digital files (836 Mb) containing all SEMINAR SLIDES of the succesful two day seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” ! 

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Costa Concordia as it looks today

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Apr 112014
 

The latest video shot from drones of the Costa Concordia wreckage off Giglio Island in Italy.

This is the ships side that stayed on the bottom for more then a year

This is the ships side that rested on the bottom for more then a year

Costa Concordia as it looks today (January 2014)

Published on 10 jan. 2014

The video shows how little of the wreckage is above the water now that the ship has been righted. In the video, as the drone flies around the starboard side of the vessel (nearest the land), it shows the damage and discoloration caused when the ship rested on that side underwater for more than a year.
We have additional photos and information on our blog at http://goo.gl/RXJU3c