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Certificate in Heavy Lift

Study the key principles involved in heavy lift operations

Starts: 18 November 2019

Online Learning

Project management learning for heavy lift professionals

Our comprehensive heavy lift distance learning course covers the breadth of how heavy lift operations work, from the science behind heavy lifting to the chartering of exceptional transport and the health and safety risks involved. Students will understand the vital role heavy lift and project cargo activities play in marine and offshore logistics and how these affect the industry as a whole. 

When: 18 November 2019
Where: Via Online Learning | Online with support from leading industry experts
Duration: Part-time over 14 weeks
Quarlification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for:

  • Project Cargo Forwarders
  • Break Bulk Charterers and Logistics Manager
  • Project Directors
  • Heavy Lift Specialists
  • Heavy Lift Engineers
  • Heavy Lift Equipment Operators and Supervisors
  • Shipping Managers and Project Supply Chain Professionals 


Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to the Heavy Lift Sector
  • Heavy Lift Fundamentals
  • Heavy Lift Operations
  • Using Heavy Lift Equipment
  • Cranes
  • Health and Safety
  • Project Management

This course is a new addition to our LMA portfolio and it was created to attend the high demand and numerous requests of professionals working in cargo management within the maritime industry.

The Certificate will be appropriate for professionals who want to develop their knowledge in heavy lift operations or project cargo, as well as those who work with it day-to-day.

Course Director

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Hubert Schaafsma
Blue Sea Marketing

Hubert Schaafsma has been a maritime executive for over twenty years. Hubert lectures regularly at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam in Maritime Economy and works as a project manager for North Sea Tankers. He is fluent in Dutch, English and German. In September this year Hubert expects to graduate from the University of Middlesex with an MBA in Shipping and Logistics.

Find out more about Hubert Shaafsma here

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