July 3 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added a load-outs module to its eLearning Platform, covering ro-ro operations, how to ballast a barge during the operation and keep it stable while taking advantage of a changing tide.

The module contains 12 ten-minute video sessions including types of barges, background history, terminology, barge stability, hydrostatic particulars and tides, as well as focusing on five types of load-out operations.

The five load-out operation videos cover: free floating barge (tidal conditions); free floating barge (non-tidal conditions); steel plates (non-tidal conditions); barge fixed aground and beach landing.

PCN says its online training platform is ideal for staff who are at the beginning of their career in heavy transport, while senior level professionals will benefit from the practical, scenario and video based course as it will encourage reflection on current practices.

More information about the course and its benefits can be found at pcntraining.com.