Heavy Lift Specialist
Feb 272017

Sunday 26th of Feb. 2017

This week Richard L.Krabbendam was tied up in training the Kadmar Shipping group and others in Alexandria, Egypt.
A group of 37 delegates, most of them from Kadmar Shipping and its Subsidary EGL (Egyptian Global Logistics), but also delegates from DB Schenker, Sarens, DHL, ABDEL AAL AND CO., General Authority For Road & Bridge, Panalpina and SDV joined the 2 1/2 day Seminar which took place from Thursday to Saturday at the Kadmar Head office in the centre of Alexandria.

As EGL has recently aquired a brand new set of Goldhofer Platform trailers, they decided to invest in a specialized training course focused on Heavy Transport, Lifting & Heavy Lift Shipping.

Training & education is the best way to be successful in this specialized niche market of Heavy Transport. 

Richard went through most of his Chapters of the Master Class “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping”, as well as the basics of “How to Handle Heavy Lift Safely”.

It was a very enthousiastic group, with a lot of questions which were all answered and explained in detail.

Richard’s next Seminar/Masterclass will be in Delft, The Netherlands on 9+10 Nov. 2017. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate of €1,200.-/person, if registered before 31st of August 2017. Thereafter it will be € 1,400.–/delegate, excl. VAT if applicable


See pictures below:

Admiral M.Hatim El Kady, Chairman of the board of the family owned Kadmar Shipping Group welcomed all delegates.

Mr. Medhat El Kady, CEO of the Kadmar Shipping Group as well as his sons and daughters participated in the course as well.

It was the first time in the 105 Seminars, which Richard presented during the past 9 years, that a whole family joined the course: Grandfather (82), Father, sons and daughers.

The course was very well received by the delegates and triggered some interesting discussions. See more pictures below:

Showing the difference betweeen a steel and Tycan® (made from Dyneema® Fibres) lashing chain

A Tycan® lashing chain has a breakload of 20 metric Tonnes and a MSL (Max. Securing Load) of 10 Tonnes but is only 1/8 of the weight of a steel chain and will not damage painted services like chains do.

Richard always carries with him a full set of tools in order to demonstrate the Laws of Newton as well as Stability of the Load and how you should and especially how you should not rig a load to the crane hook.

Coffee and Tea breaks as well as lunch were well organized

Lunch is ready

Where is the CoG of the load, and how can we find it?

From incident analysis, we can all learn a lot!

Why did the yacht fall out of the tackles, when lifted with two shipboard cranes?

Balancing of Forces

Wind Force and what went wrong here?

Will the crate slide down the deck or not?

At the last day an evaluation test was done. See pictures below: