Marco J. van Daal has worked in the heavy lift and transport industry since 1993 starting with Mammoet Transport from the Netherlands and later with Fagioli from Italy, both respected companies and leading authorities in the industry. His 20 years-plus experience includes projects on five continents and in over 55 countries and has resulted in a best-selling book, “The Art of Heavy Transport”. Early in his career, Marco worked mostly in the Middle East and East Africa. He joined Fagioli in Houston, USA, in 2001 and left for Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean in 2004 to set up a heavy lift company specializing in work in the Caribbean islands. In 2006, he set up his own business in heavy lift and transport training and education, working with companies such as Mammoet, Siemens and Bechtel. His book, The Art of Heavy Transport, is in its third reprint and is an authority in its field. It has earned Marco a contributing membership with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on the committee that sets the standards for the use of cranes and other lifting devices. A committee focusing on a transport standard is in the making. An engineering graduate, he is a member of NIRIA, the Dutch Engineering Society; FEANI, the European Engineering Society; and he holds a post graduate degree in general management and economics from Hogeschool in Amsterdam.