The first Liebherr crane simulator for Oceania

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.

Liebherr’s tower crane division acquires Morrow Australia and New Zealand

The Australian sales and service company of the Liebherr Group has announced the acquisition of  the business activities, including all the employees and locations of Morrow Equipment in Sydney, Brisbane and Wellington on the 1st of January 2019. Liebherr will continue to support all existing contracts and customer relations as well as all Morrow employees can become part of the Liebherr team. Thomas Schröder and Craig Jones, the new managers of the tower cranes division at Liebherr-Australia, have declared their impatience to consolidate and develop the brand’s activity in the region. They will benefit from the know-how of the staff and the rental fleet of about 100 tower cranes and 40 hoists.