The Melbourne training team welcomed Victorian ports minister Luke Donnellan to the terminal on June 26.
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 Simms, Ray Thompson, Nahla Huzejrovic, Rowan Bullock, Adam Kowalski, Ben Ophel-Sword, David Lawton, Michael O’Keefe, Brad Gardner, Michael 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