Online Masterclass Summary | Operating Cranes on Barges

Operating a mobile crane on a barge, pontoon or ship requires substantial additional action. And when you ask the manufacturer for a special load case, you will probably get the following answer: “This crane is not designed to operate on a barge or ship in an offshore environment“. The floating underground and the influence of swell and waves result in forces on the crane structure that were never considered by the crane manufacturer.

But what to do when you do have to operate a crane on a pontoon or ship?

The Eager.Academy can help you to get prepared! During one of our exclusive online masterclasses, we have presented the theory behind operating cranes on barges. We also covered the way to calculate your own special (offshore or near shore) load chart and some practical cases.

Highlights Online Masterclass “Operating cranes on barges”

From this 2-hour masterclass, we have created a summary video with all highlights. This video will get you up-to-speed on this interesting and challenging subject. And above all, you can watch and learn in your own time. Enjoy watching!


Do you have questions after watching this video, or interested to elevate the knowledge in your company about heavy lifting and special transport by means of an in-company masterclass? Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are eager to hear from you! Also if you would like to discuss your specific heavy lifting or special transport case with us.


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