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7 July 2017

Melbourne training team hosts dignitaries to launch new simulator

The Melbourne training team welcomed Victorian ports minister Luke Donnellan to the terminal on 26 June 2017.


Part of the Melbourne training team involved with the commissioning of the 
new training simulator led by Brad Gardner (far right)

Minister Donnellan was on hand to test out the training equipment at the event that port and training dignitaries also attended.

With a set up reminiscent of an airline simulator and estimated to cut training time by about one third, CM Labs’ Vortex simulator cabins are capable of reflecting atmospheric conditions such as high winds, rain and fog as well as varying time of day and night.

Guests were put through their paces on the simulator, with many walking away with renewed respect for the skill and patience that goes into crane and straddle driving. 

Big thanks to Michael SimmsRay ThompsonNahla HuzejrovicRowan BullockAdam KowalskiBen Ophel-SwordDavid LawtonMichael O’KeefeBrad GardnerMichael Malkoun and Michael Firmin for their event preparation and participation on the day.


Charlotte Orgill, on work experience with 
ANL Container Line


Victorian Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan with 
Melbourne Safety and Environment Manager Brad Gardner


Minister Donnellan is put through his paces on the simulator


Not just a simulator: guests inspect the external 
training facilities in Melbourne