Heavy-Lift & Engineering

The movement of super-heavy cargo items is challenging and requires intensive collaboration between clients, suppliers, and Bertling's technical, engineering, and operational divisions. At Bertling, clients get everything in-house. Bertling's heavy-lift and technical team is an industry leader in the transportation of over-dimensional, abnormal, and heavy-lift cargoes. Skilled heavy-lift experts and naval architects design, implement, manage and survey tailor-made handling methods, transportation arrangements, and shipping concepts both from their home offices and in the field.

Urs Schaerer

Logistics Group Technical Director

P: +971 4 4468100
M:+971 52 201 02 86

Bertling believes that its capabilities are crucial to achieving goals. Its engineers and technical managers are qualified specialists with CAD skills, lifting, and HSE certification who have in-depth expertise and know the business inside out.


  1. supervision of cargo securing and handling
  2. development of methodologies and procedures for the most challenging projects in difficult regions
  3. feasibility studies, route, and marine surveys, and infrastructure evaluations in the remotest areas
  4. complete and professional sub-contractor selection and management
  5. continuous risk assessments

All cargo moves are executed under the most stringent requirements concerning health, safety, and the environment. These requirements apply to each office, employee, and project at Bertling, worldwide. The sub-contractors Bertling works with are assessed on the basis of the quality of their work and observance of the best HSE and ethical practices. On this basis, Bertling strives for best industry practices together with an economy of scale for each client and project.

Bertling develops bespoke engineering solutions for all of its projects. These solutions range from the design and build of support frames, suitability evaluations of handling and transport equipment, drawings and calculations, handling methods, lashing and securing solutions, and detailed reporting.


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