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Advanced Training brings Integrated Logistics to the next level

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Feb 292016


30 Staff of Integrated Logistics in Kuwait in front of one of their Terex AC1000 (1000 tons Crane)

Last year end Sept. 2015, a group of 16 engineers received a 3 Day intensive Training by the Heavy Lift Specialist Richard L.Krabbendam.

Integrated Logistics, a specialized Heavy Transport & Lifting contractor in Kuwait understands the importance of improving knowlegde of its engineering staff.

With more then 500 Cranes, amongst them a Terex Demag CC8800 as well as other large crawler cranes and a series of Mobile Hydraulic cranes from Terex (largest ones 2 x 1000 Tons AC1000), Grove and Tadano as well as a fleet of exclusively Goldhofer PST-E Self Propeled Modular Transporters and conventinal axlelines and three Heavy Duty Titan 8×8 tractor units, it is vital that its staff clearly understands “How to handle Heavy Lift Safely”.

With their head office in Kuwait and brach offices in Qatar and KSA, they are well placed to serve their clients with an Integrated  Total Transport concept, including engineering, Heavy Transportation as and Heavy Lifting. See below some project pictures:

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Three Day Dubai Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” completed

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Feb 102016


10th of Feb. 2016

The past three days, Richard Krabbendam, known as the “Heavy Lift Specialist” presented his Masterclass/ Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping to a group of 17 persons from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, France and Ras Al Khaima, UAE. 

Amongst the partcipants a large group of the Greek Construction company Archirodon.  It was a very enthousiastic group with lots of questions which were all dealt with in detail.

In case you missed this Seminar, join us in Kuala Lumpur at the World Heavy Engineering Show, organized by PetrogasAsia, KL.

This event is on the 23rd of May 2016 and from the 24th to the 27th of May 2016, you can REGISTER for Richard’s extensive four day Seminar: “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Lifting and Installation Techniques”.  Enough time for difficult questions!!

For more details and REGISTRATION click HERE 

or send an e-mail to mrs. Joan Dee Lim e-mail: lim.joandee@olygen.com

For an impression of the past Seminar check out the pictures and evaluation forms below:

Excellent lunches were served during the three day Seminar/Masterclass

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Dubai Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” on 8th, 9th and 10th of Feb. 2016

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Jan 222016

Want to win an iPad??  For those of you living and working around Dubai or India, this is the best opportunity to attend the extensive Seminar Masterclass “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” on the 8th, 9th and 10th of Feb. 2016. For the detailed Program and registration form download it HERE 

Join now and make  a chance to win an iPad and increase your knowledge at the same time! If you already joined one of my earlier Seminars, you can qualify for the draw as well, in case you bring in a new participant.  I will place your name in the Draw and your proposed candidate will take the iPad in case you were the lucky one and he will take the iPad with him for you.

Start this year with a new initiative and distinguish yourself from the crowd. The only way to be successful in business is when you have better qualifications and skills then you colleagues.

By demonstrating your skills and experience, you will definitely impress your boss and he will assign you to more complex and responsible projects.

I keep repeating my self by saying that one way to achieve these goals is by Education and Training. 

Unfortunately we still come across to many crane and transport incidents which could have been prevented had the operators and planners taken care of the basic Laws of Nature and prepared their project properly.  See examples on my website: http://www.heavyliftnews.com/accidents .

It is the Management’s responsibility to provide  a “Safe Working environment for the workers”  and make sure projects are executed in a “Safe Way”.

Invest in your future as well in that of your Staff.  Remember the 7 P’s:  Proper Planning & Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance 

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BOW Terminal Seminar Completed

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Dec 182015

On Wednesday and Thursday the 16th+17th of Dec. 2015, Richard Krabbendam, presented his two day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” to a group of 19 Participants, mainly from the Netherlands and one delegate from Denmark and Belgium.

It was a very enthousiastic group, who had a lot of questions, resulting in an animated exchange of ideas and “know how”. Unfortunately it delayed the presentation schedule and the Chapter “Load-outs of Extreme Heavy Lifts” was presented after the evaluation test and the seminar was ended for 4 “Die Hards” only at 19:45 hrs.

When you missed this Seminar, take the last oportunity for the Three Day extensive Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” in Dubai on the 8th, 9th and 10th of Feb. 2016.

Make use to the Early Bird rate of € 1,500.–, valid until 31st of Dec. 2015. Therefater the entrance fee will be € 1,700.–/delegate.

Each Delegate will receive a Certificate depending on his score in the evanluation test.

REGISTER NOW by clicking HERE or send an e-mail to Mrs. Judith Deutekom in Dubai for more info and registration. e-mail: jjdeutekom@gmail.com 

For an impression of the Seminar, check out the pictures below:


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Two Day Seminar in the Netherlands

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Dec 122015

Programma 2 Day Shipping01If you missed out on all the previous Seminars, this is your chance to learn the Basics of “How to Handle Heavy Lifts Safely”.

This Seminar is sponsored by the BOW terminal, and therefore can be offered at a very attractive rate.

Register by sending an e-mail to mrs. Anja Gabrielse, e-mail:  anja.gabrielse@bowterminal.nl 

Testimonials from Previous Delegates


“Super presentation. Good exchange, very good overview of Heavy Transport & Lifting!”


“Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.  The feedback was excellent.  All the employees liked your way of presenting, and the practical examples you provided.”


“We can make use of your course in our day-to-day work. I think it is quite a task to organise the contents of the seminar such, that all participants can enjoy a sufficient level of usage.  We certainly recommend your services to colleagues or business-partners.”


“I love to learn, this learning in two days was great, lot of information, well delivered in a very limited time. Feel confident in practical application, Thank you!!”


“An excellent presentation. The technical content was simplified, easily understood and made practical for site applications.”


This Seminar is Sponsored by the BOW Terminal in Vlissingen, The Netherlands

REGISTER now and join in on the 16th and 17th of Dec. 2015 in the van der Valk Hotel in Middelburg, the Netherlands

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Rotterdam Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Offshore” in the Manhattan Hotel

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Nov 272015


This week on the 26 and 27th of Nov. 2015, a two day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Offshore” was presented to a group of 27 persons in the Manhattan Hotel in the Centre of Rotterdam to delegates from 10 different countries.  Due to the large amount of questions asked to Richard, timing became a bit crucial and the Seminar was finally completed around 18:00 hrs on the Friday Afternoon (Black Friday??!!) after the evaluation test. 

For those of you who missed this opportunity, Richard will present a two day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting & Shipping” on the 16th + 17th of Dec. in Middelburg, The Netherlands. This is a BOW Terminal sponsored Seminar and will have the same basic program as the Rotterdam Seminar, except the Chapter “Offshore Lifting & Installation Techniques”, will be replaced by “Heavy Lift Shipping”.(dealing with subject like: Vessel types, Stability and Lashing & Securing)

For more information on this Seminar, please contact either: Richard L.Krabbendam, e-mail: heavyliftspecialist@gmail.com or Mrs. Anja Gabrielse, e-mail: anja.gabrielse@bowterminal.nl

Do not miss this unique ooportunity and learn all about “How to Handle Heavy Lifts Safely”  Check it out on www.heavyliftspecialist.com

See pictures and evaluation forms below.

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4 Day Bangkok Seminar Completed

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Nov 222015

IMG_3109This week from 16-19th of Nov. Richard presented his world known Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore” to a group of International Delegates. 12 Persons from Thailand, China, Sakhalin, Myanmar, Phillippines, Malayysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Turkey attended his Seminar, which was presented in the 5 star Anantara Hotel in Bangkok.

Next week from 26-27 th of Nov. 2015 he will be presenting a two day Seminar in Rotterdam. In case you did not register yet, check it out on his website, although the Seminar is sold out, we may be able to accommodate you, or send and e-mail to heavyliftspecialist@gmail.com for other options!

See pictures below:

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Perth Seminar Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Completed

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Oct 162015

A Four Day Seminar / Masterclass ” Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore’ was presented by Richard L.Krabbendam on the 12-15th of October in Perth, WA. 

A group of 18 delegates participated and an active workshop was conducted with a lot of question and answer sessions on many trade related subjects on Stability of Hydraulic Platform Trailers, Load-outs of extreme Heavy Loads, selecting the right crane and or trailer for the job, Offshore installation techniques on Wind Turbine projects as well as Deepwater Installation and piling techniques.

At the end of the 4th Day and evaluation test was done with 35 Mutiple Choice questions and all participants will receive a Certifciate, depending on their score.

The next 4 Day Seminar/Masterclass will be on the 16-19th of Nov. 2015 in Bangkok. Do not hesitate to register and join now!!  Send an e-mail to mrs. Melanie Seah of Petrogas Asia for more details. e-mail: melanie.seah@petrogasasia.com

Register HERE

I look forward seeing you then.

See pictures below:

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Salvage plan Mammoet-Hebo presented and Salvage operation finally on its way!

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Oct 142015

SalvageThe combination Mammoet-Hebo, was awarded the contract to remove the two cranes and pontoons, which tipped over on the 3rd of August 2015, while lifting a bridge section of 187 Tons. That went horribly wrong.

Utmost care is now taken to prepare a detailed plan to safely remove the two cranes and boom sections.

Below a summary of the plans as well as some Preliminary Incident Analysis. The Industry is awaiting  the official investigation report, which  the cause(s) of this unfortunate incident.

Presentation of Salvage plan to recover the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn

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“In Company” Seminar completed at Integrated Logistics Co. in Kuwait

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Sep 252015

The group of Delegates from Integrated Logistics Co. in Kuwait.

Not many may have heard of the Heavy Transport & Lifting Contractor “Integrated Logistics Co.”  in Kuwait, but since 2006, when the company was established it has shown a continous growth and now owns over 500 cranes, of which the Terex Demag CC8800 is their Flagship. See picture below:

Their extensive fleet of Hydraulic cranes is mainly composed of Grove, Tadano and Terex Demag Cranes (up to a 1000 Tons Terex AC1000) See pictures below:

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4 Day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Installation Techniques” presented in Kuala Lumpur

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Sep 112015


After two months rest and moving house from Capelle aan den Ijssel to Zeist, Richard Krabbendam, the Heavy Lift Specialist, presented another 4 day Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Installation Techiniques” in Kuala Lumpur.

A group of 16 delegates spend 4 days of intensive training, in which all the basic principles of handling Heavy Lifts were dealt with. It was the first time that Richard presented this comprehensive course on “Lifting, Transport, Shipping & Offshore”.

On the last day, all delegates did an evaluation test and will receive a Certificate, with a qualification  based on the Test Score.

Although training budgets were cut significantly, due to the low oil price, still an interesting group of participants from Shell, Technip, SBM Offshore, Braid Logistics, Colas Rail Asia, CCC (UAE), DNKH Logsitics (SG), Fagioli ASia Ltd., LPL Projects, Megalift Sdn Bhd., MS Time Sdn Bhd, SLK Kukbo Co.Ltd. (attended for the 2nd time) and WPC Marine joined the training.

The 5 star Hotel Istana, located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur hosted the Seminar, which was organized by Petrogas/Olygen.

The next public Seminar, with an identical content will be held in Perth, WA, from 12-15 Oct. 2015.

Thereafter another 4 days Seminar in Bangkok from 16-19th of Nov. 2015.  Do not hesitate and join now and learn for an Indjustry expert the “Tips” and “Tricks” and the “Do’s & Dont’s” on how to handle Heavy Lifts safely!


Investment in Training & Education of Staff is well spent money!!!

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Alphen Incident: Aftermath

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Aug 292015


Today in Dutch newspapers, Jan Pesie, the CEO and owner of the construction company who was responsible for the failed operation where two land cranes positioned on barges were supposed to install a bridge, acknowledge their mistakes and failure. In this project, a 187mt heavy bridge section was lifted by two hydraulic cranes, each positioned on a separate barge.

During the operation, one of the cranes tipped over and dragged the whole combination down, falling on several houses. Jan Pesie was quoted:” We don’t have the in-house expertise to perform and check the stability calculations and do the checking on the pontoons, we have failed”. Later on he was saying: ”This should be done better in any future projects and be outsourced to specialists.

Although, I don’t think that any specialized company could have been able to point out either where this went wrong on forehand”. Now I do think, as project manager of a specialized transport engineering company, that it is our job to actually do so. Companies are paying a lot of money for calculations they can’t do in-house and expect to be advised about the risk’s that they will take. Sometimes they even hire specialists as surveyor to check these calculations and the operation on site, just for making sure situations like this won’t happen.

Of course, we know that in most situations this doesn’t happen. Calculations are probably ok and a surveyor seems to be only there for the nice pictures. But don’t you expect that your car is running smooth after it went to the garage? Should you agree that if your wheel ran off your car because someone forgot to check the bolds, that they would say: “no other speciliast would have seen this coming”?  SOURCE: Maritime Transport Engineering

If you would, what’s still the value of a specialist?

Source: http://www.heavyliftnews.com/news/disaster-strikes-at-bridge-installation-in-the-netherlands


Comment of the Heavy Lift Specialist:

I completely agree on the above comment made by : Maritime Transport Engineering

During the past two weeks I have made an incident Analysis on basis of the YouTube Video and the pictures and data, I have collected from the Internet. Based on conservative measurements, I can only conclude that the GM value of the aft Barge with on top the Liebherr LTM1400-7.1 crane was somewhere between the 1.5 and 2.0 m, which is considered relatively low for such a complex operation.

The Contractors and the Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn have highly under estimated the Stability of the barges and the very little margins under which this operation could have been carried out safely.  Apparently they went over these very narrow margins, with the result we all know. It is a miracle that no one got hurt or killed in this incident. Hopefully the Industry realizes that lifting a heavy load with hydraulic cranes positioned on floating barges requires more then just a say: “We can do it, no problem”!  From the Marine side, I received support from Dutch Offshore Innovators B.V. and Seacamel B.V.

As my Analysis is only based on conservative estimates, I would very much welcome an official report based on the  actual data  during the incident, so that we all learn from the mistakes made here!

IncidentAnalysisAlphen ConclusionRev05

Interview wethouder Tseard Hoekstra over berging Koningin Julianabrug in Alphen aan den Rijn

Presently The municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn, has invited 5 parties: Smit Tak (part of BosKalis), Mammoet, Hebo, ALE Heavy Lift and Sarens to submit a salvage plan.

It is planned to make a selection before end of August, so that the salvage work and removal of all debris can start early Sept. 2015. The Salvage work is planned to take approx. 4-8 weeks.

Watch the video below:

Directeur BSB Staalbouw over brugdek Koningin Julianabrug in Alphen aan den Rijn

Gepubliceerd op 21 aug. 2015

Als het mee zit, is het brugdek nog voor de jaarwisseling in de Koningin Julianabrug in Alphen aan den Rijn gehesen. Dat zegt Jan Pesie, directeur van BSB Staalbouw, in een interview met Studio Alphen.





Video: Program 4 Day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore”

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Jul 262015

YouTube Video 4 day Program02This video is a detailed explanation about Who is the “Heavy Lift Specialist” and the 4 day Seminar Program: “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Lifting and Installation Techniques”  Check out details on http://www.heavyliftspecialist.com  and www.Heavyliftnews.com

Join the next 4 day Seminar in Kuala Lumpur (7-10 Sept. 2015). Perth (12-15 Oct. 2015), Bangkok (16-19 Nov. 2015) or Rotterdam (2 Day Seminar on 25-26 Nov. 2015, incl. Heavy Lift Shipping)

Register now for the 4 Day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore” in Kuala Lumpur from 7th to 10th of September 2015 or send an e-mail to Mrs. Melanie Seah : e-mail:   melanie.seah@petrogasasia.com   Continue reading “Video: Program 4 Day Seminar “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore”” »

Lashing & Securing Software Package

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Jul 212015

VISUAL Cargo Care02Many of my Seminar participants have asked me if there is any software on the market to help them in their lashing & securing plans of Breakbulk and Heavy Lifts on cargo ships.  There is a well established Software package (Lloyds Certified) on the market and I would like to introduce Visual Cargo Care to you below.

During the past decade Capt. Will van ‘t Hek (Executive Director of Visual Cargo Care) , together with his team of qualified engineers have developed  a simple to use Lashing & Securing as well as Stowage Software package. The package has now become fully Certified and a lot of available cargo ships are part of its Data base.

In weekly Free to join Webinars, you can find out if this package suits your needs. For more information click HERE

ABOUT Visual Cargo Care

Visual Cargo Care is an advanced software solution for lashing & securing of heavy-lift and project cargo. When you work in the heavy-lift and project cargo industry, you have to take important decisions. Our software is designed to help you making the right one!

On daily basis there are thousands load-outs of cargoes which are difficult to be shipped due to their weight, size and the way they are to be loaded on seagoing vessels, barges, trucks or rail wagons.

When these precious cargoes need to be transported, a certain Lashing & Securing standard has to be applied, before it will be accepted by Vessels, Cargo-owners, Insurance Companies, Surveyors, Cargo-Superintendents and Shipping Lines.

The Visual Cargo Care solution for Heavy-Lift & Project cargo helps you to be more effectively calculating acceleration forces, applying Lashing & Securing and creating reports for Method Statements. Continue reading “Lashing & Securing Software Package” »

Faymonville Demo-days

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Jul 212015

IMG_5829 - PresseThe semi-trailer manufacturer Faymonville presented the perfect harmony between theory and practice to the numerous interested parties who visited this year’s “Demo Days”. 

New technical items from the product range as well as topics from the heavy haulage industry were presented in a compact and informative form in technical workshops on 11 and 12 June. Numerous guests from 25 countries listened to these expertly delivered lectures on both days.

Many exhibited trailers – high technology ensures quality 

In addition, a large number of exhibits were on show at the company’s site in Büllingen. On guided tours of the company, everyone could see for themselves that a state-of-the-art infrastructure and production technology ensures top quality at Faymonville.

CombiMAX and its principle of combinability 

The main attractions at this year’s “Demo Days” were the CombiMAX and the PrefaMAX. Faymonville, as is well known, has completely caught the spirit of the age with the CombiMAX concept: modularity, flexibility, speed and efficiency – this revolutionary, prizewinning concept combines all of these advantages. As is also well known, it permits the user to assemble the semi-trailer to suit the requirements of the transport task. Continue reading “Faymonville Demo-days” »