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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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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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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.

The next Breakbulk Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” will be on 29+30th of September, 2014 in Houston, USA. Click here to register! Continue reading “Next Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” on 29+30th of September in Houston, USA” »

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

Planned Seminars 2014

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Apr 112014
 

BreakbulkAntwerp2014Since 2008, I have presented the two day Seminar/MasterclassHeavy Transport & Lifting” to more than seventeen hundred persons in 22 countries worldwide: Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, U.A.E, Singapore, China, Monaco, Belgium, Uruguay, Spain, Poland, India, Egypt and South Africa

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New Website launched: Learn all about Heavy Lifts and get the latest News!!

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Mar 202014
 

Want to learn all about how to handle Heavy Lifts! Visit the New Website http://www.heavyliftnews.com

HeavyLiftNewscoverPageThis new website was launched early March 2014 by The Heavy Lift Specialist: Richard L.Krabbendam, who still runs his existing website: http://www.heavyliftspecialist.com .

Gradually all NEWS items on Project execution, Heavy Transport & Lifting , as well as News in the Offshore, Shippping and Construction Industry will be relocated to the new website: http://www.heavyliftnews.com 

Take a look and click on the new site above.

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Two Day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting”, Shanghai attracted 54 participants!

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Mar 122014
 

P1090374On Monday and Tuesday, the 10+11th of March 2014, Richard L.Krabbendam presented his two day Seminar/ Masterclass to a group of 54 participants from China, Russia, France, Finland, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran,  Korea, USA, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Norway, and Kasakhstan. Continue reading “Two Day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting”, Shanghai attracted 54 participants!” »

Seminars “Heavy Transport & Lifting” were presented at Huisman Equipment and TWD in Rotterdam

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Jan 212014
 

Training and education in handling “Heavy Lifts” is vital to  safety of the works.

A group of engineers and workshop staff attended teh two day Seminar "Heavy Transport & Lifting" at their factory in Schiedam on the 11th of January 2014

A group of engineers and workshop staff attended the two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” at their factory in Schiedam on the 11th of January 2014

Last week and the week before Richard L.Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist) presented his well known two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” to the Huisman Equipment operational workshop staff in Schiedam as well as to a group of engineers of TWD (Temporary Works Design) in Rotterdam. See pictures below: Continue reading “Seminars “Heavy Transport & Lifting” were presented at Huisman Equipment and TWD in Rotterdam” »

The latest Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” completed in Mumbai today.

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Dec 122013
 

Today the 12th of December 2013, the latest Seminar / Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” was presented by Richard L.Krabbendam (The Heavy Lift Specialist)  in Mumbai to a class of 31 participants from 6 different countries.

The majority coming from India, but also from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Vietnam and Bangladesh

The next Breakbulk Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting is scheduled in Johannesburg, SA on the 27+28th of January 2014. Click here to register

See pictures below:

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The ISTANBUL Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” was another success!!

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Nov 242013
 

This week on the 20+21st of Nov. 2013, the “Heavy Transport & Lifting” Seminar/Masterclass was presented to a group of 23 persons, originating from: Turkey, Kazakhstan, France, Egypt, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and the Ukraine.

See for some impressions of the Istanbul Seminar/Masterclass the pictures below:

23 Participants joined the "Heavy Transport & Lifting" Seminar/Masterclass in Istanbul on the 20+21st of Nov. 2013

23 Participants  from 10 different countries joined the “Heavy Transport & Lifting” Seminar/Masterclass in Istanbul on the 20+21st of Nov. 2013

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Breakbulk Heavy Transport & Lifting Seminar/Masterclass in Sao Paulo on 4+5 Sept. 2013

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Sep 082013
 

On the 3rd+4th of Sept. 2013 a public Seminar/Masterclass was presented at the Breakbulk Conference in Sao Paulo.

DSCF9640 A Group of 21 participants learned how to handle Heavy Lifts safely and find out from Richard Krabbendam, what you should and especially what you should not do.

Sign up for the next Heavy Transport & Lifting Seminar/Masterclass at Breakbulk New Orleans on the 23-24th of Sept. 2013.

Below some pictures of the Seminar in Sao Paulo and some Testimonials:

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A very good course to any professional related to the heavy lift market

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Very good presentation  with nice examples. The quick lunch was a very good idea, this helped the class not to be sleepy!

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