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Certificate in Heavy Lift

Study the key principles involved in heavy lift operations

Starts: 17 November 2020

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: 17 November 2020
Where: Via Online Learning | Online with support from leading industry experts
Duration: Part-time over 16 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

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Terminology
  • Dimensions, weights & forces
  • Heavy transport
  • Heavy lifting
  • Jacking & skidding
  • Load outs (roll on/off)
  • Accidents and how to avoid them
  • Maintenance and inspection

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


Marco Van Daal
The Works International

Marco J. van Daal has worked in the heavy lift and transport industry since 1993. His experience includes projects on five continents and in over 55 countries and has resulted in a best-selling book, “The Art of Heavy Transport”. In 2006, he set up his own business in heavy lift and transport training and education. His second book, Roll-On Roll-Off Operations” is currently being reviewed by industry peers. Marco is also a contributing member on the B30 committee that is currently developing the standard for Hydraulic Platform Transporters. He was a member of the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport (ESTA) committee that established the “Best Practice Guide for Heavy Transport” document. An engineering graduate, he holds a postgraduate degree in general management and economics from Hogeschool in Amsterdam.

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