Project cargo advisory

Heavy lift and project cargo

We understand the specific challenges of heavy lift shipping, often involving the sea transportation of extremely heavy, voluminous and valuable loads, requiring special care and preparation.

Contact Details

Our Surveyors


+31 (0)20 610 7260


+32 (0) 3664 0279


+31 (0) 10 479 0311


+65 6517 6800

We have extensive experience with advising on all kinds of heavy lift and project cargoes: From reactors and pressure vessels for refineries and petrochemical plants, components for power generation and distribution (such as boilers, turbines, generators, transformers, etc.) to break bulk (i.e. boxes, crates, unpacked and skid-mounted units), rolling stock (such as locomotives, railway equipment, bulldozers, cranes) and floating equipment such as dredgers, barges and yachts.

As the nature and the composition of the cargo is more or less unique for each voyage, operational planning and coordination requires strict attention to ensure a proper execution of the work.

Our services include:

  • Inspection of the cargo at the load and discharge locations
  • Advice on and supervision on stowage and sea-fastening
  • Issue certificates incl. warranty
  • Calculation of forces and required lashings
  • Strength calculations for overseas transport (e.g. cranes, large structures)
  • Provide route analyses and advice including weather and sea state forecasts
  • Towage approvals