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Esteban dos SantosOperations Manager, Navemar
When working with Marco, we received his many years experience and expertise for planning and executing a job. The outcome: a job well done.
Keith AndersonChief Rigging Engineer, Bechtel Corporation
With vast experience Marco is universally recognized as one of the leading industry experts in this field; his book “The Art of Heavy Transport” is the go-to reference source.Having technical know-how alone does not make a person an effective trainer, but Marco is that too.
Robbie GougeRigging Engineer, Edwards Moving & Rigging
The ballasting program is extremely detailed and thorough, and flexible enough for most any ro-ro operation. It is very well organized and user friendly. It makes my life a lot easier and time effective.
Kevin O’Neill, P.E.Senior Project Engineer, Siefert Associates LLC
I just wanted to say that your webinar was top notch. All in the office enjoyed the presentation and the pitch, by far one of the best I have seen ! Look forward to many more.
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I have attended the Heavy Lift & Transport Masterclass by Marco J. van Daal and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Marco is a high-level expert but presents the material in such a way that anyone will benefit – regardless of your level of sophistication.
Jeff LattureVice President, Barnhart Crane & Rigging
I continue to be impressed with his efforts to become one of the thought leaders in our industry. His book, articles and speaking engagements are of very high quality.
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Marco is adept at organizing training sessions and seminars for all level of personnel. He has earned his position as a well respected and trusted individual and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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A great advocate of knowledge sharing so that other benefit from his instructions and examples and the way he conducts himself in all aspects of a project.
John JacksonManaging Director, Fagioli USA
Marco is a very experienced Heavy Transport & Lift professional with a keen eye towards safety, not only in terms of welfare of personnel but in the very real aspect of security of lifts and transports.
Jeff DaceyBechtel Corporation
The application of sound engineering principles give new and experienced professionals the ability to tackle increasingly complex problems. This highly specialized information was once available to only a handful of specialists worldwide, Marco has made it accessible to all.
Bernd SchwengsbierPresident, Scheurle, Nicolas, Kamag
I’ve known Marco since 1995. The international experience that he brings to the table benefits every level in a transport and/or lift organization, starting from the pre-engineering phase, to equipment selection, to logistics and execution. Not only is he a true asset to our industry but I consider him a personal friend as well.
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Great and valuable information, in particular I loved his comparison to the World Cup, I am going to use that to motivate my own personnel.
Sergio MaderoVice President, Mamut de Colombia
Marco’s great knowledge and best practices have been a contribution to a better understanding of the highlighted techniques and enabled us to perform our activities in a better and safer way and thus provide a better service to our clients.
Kent GoodmanFluor Daniel
When I need information on transporters, I turn to Marco. His worldwide exposure and experience has led him to become one of the most knowledgable engineers on hydraulic transporters and SPMT’s in our industry.
Bill TeichgraberWire rope & rigging business, Trainer & Consultant
I had the privilege of hearing Marco present in Alberta, Canada. His knowledge, skills and experience are extremely valuable to draw from and he openly shares practical insights. You will find his Heavy Lift & Transport seminar is exceptional. I highly recommend him.
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In this section my articles, called “The Knowledge”, are posted as they appeared in
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            March 2017 issue                        February 2017 issue                       January 2017 issue
Don’t crack under pressure… part 2              Lifting pressure                       Don’t crack under pressure

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        December 2016 issue                    November 2016 issue                       October 2016 issue
        Under pressure… part 2                        Under pressure                            Two types of stability

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         September 2016 issue                      August 2016 issue                          July 2016 issue
Transporter suspension configuration       Size matters… part 2                             Size matters

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            June 2016 issue                             May 2016 issue                              April 2016 issue
           Long vehicle loads                         Comms to the core                              Keeping it there

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            March 2016 issue                        February 2016 issue                      January 2016 issue
              Load on the lake                           Performing the ro-ro                           Vessel stability

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         December 2015 issue                   November 2015 issue                      October 2015 issue
           Nautical terminology                      Buoyancy and density                           Lifting in tandem

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         September 2015 issue                       August 2015 issue                          July 2015 issue
          Advanced advantage                         Mechanical advantage                       Craning a crane

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            June 2015 issue                            May 2015 issue                               April 2015 issue
             Reference time                               Easy reference                           Wind energy on the go

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            March 2015 issue                       February 2015 issue                        January 2015 issue
          Around in the ground                 A force to be reckoned with                    The need for speed

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        December 2014 issue                      November 2014 issue                     October 2014 issue
               A case study                                 Pull force explained           The pros and cons of lifting beams

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      September 2014 issue                        August 2014 issue                          July 2014 issue
Design & application of spreader bars        Bullets on the move          Spreader bars & Lift Beams in practice

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          June 2014 issue                                May 2014 issue                               April 2014 issue
           Bars and beams                             Unloading dolly loads                               Dolly or not

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           March 2014 issue                         February 2014 issue                      January 2014 issue
        Bolsters or turntables                 Determining the Z co-ordinate                    Time to weigh

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        December 2013 issue                    November 2013 issue                    October 2013 issue
                Central focus                                Alternative lifting                              Alternative ways

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       September 2013 issue                      August 2013 issue                            July 2013 issue
       Cranes, a bit of history                         After the beginning                         Introducing know-how

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