Port Nelson in New Zealand will soon receive its very first Liebherr training simulator for Oceania, allowing the training on more aspects of real port operations, with both a generic ship crane simulator and the LiSIM version of the LHM 550 mobile harbour crane.
The ship crane simulation-software features the CBG series, a floating four-rope grab crane with a boom length of 28 m and a maximum lifting capacity of up to 45 t.
Equipped with Liebherr’s original LiTRONIC crane controls, the LHM 550 mobile harbour crane simulator has training programme for operations such as bulk, breakbulk and container handling.
With the delivery previewed for April, LiSIM is the only realistic virtual solution available on the market for learning the control of Liebherr maritime cranes.
“The simulator allows benchmarking of current driver skills and monitoring of drivers using periodic checks, plus can be used to assess new drivers for suitability without the costs associated with running a real crane, such as fuel and wear-and-tear. It will make for safer and more efficient handling in a variety of weather conditions,” said Jonny Cook, the Port’s Container Operations Manager.