Ship to Shore crane (STS)

Ship to Shore crane (STS)

This course is for all future Ship to Shore crane operators, and of whom a multifunctional knowledge is required.

Sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills are taught in order work with a crane in a safe and productive way and this according safety regulation and legislation.

GPT offers the patented Hand-Eye coordination test that helps to select the most suited trainees to start the training.


  • To provide sufficient professional knowledge to handle the ship-to-shore crane depending on the needs of the terminal:
    • grab operations
    • container operations
  • Repetition of the hoisting methods and hoisting gear
  • Theoretical training on the construction of sea vessels and the operations on a terminal
  • Safety and prevention of accidents
  • Proper handling of the equipment and the cargo – damage prevention
  • Economical and ecological use of the equipment in order to reduce maintenance costs.

Target audience

Beginners (“from zero to hero” course)
Experienced operators (“increased moves/hour course”)
Spreader and grab operations.
Minimum age: 18 years.
The candidate has a safety attitude and a developed responsibility.
Impeccable eye-sight, a perfect hearing and medical qualification is required.

Practical information

  • Where: at the clients company or terminal
  • When: at clients convenience depending on availability of GPT instructors
  • Duration of the training: depends on trainee’s experience
  • Detailed program and offer on request
  • Maximum: 2 trainees/ 1 instructor/ 1 crane

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