Port of Eden recreated in shipping simulator   

Port of Eden refurbished in shipping simulator  

The Port of Eden has announced its digital replica is now live in a cutting-edge shipping simulator 537 kilometres southwest of its actual position.

As a result, marine pilots may hone their skills, test scenarios, and undertake emergency training in a virtual environment.

Marine pilots from the Port Authority of New South Wales reportedly participated in two-and-a-half days of rigorous training at the Maritime Simulation Centre at the University of Tasmania’s National Maritime College in Launceston.

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Port Authority of NSW’s Chief Operating Officer, John Finch, said: “Training using the most advanced technology available is crucial for both new and experienced marine pilots as it means no scenario is unfamiliar. It allows our pilots to test the waters, so to speak, in a safe environment so they’re always ready for the real thing.  

“By testing and refining our operational and emergency procedures, we can continue to keep the people, ships and environment in our ports safe. 

“Ultimately, simulation training – whether for scenarios we encounter now, or those we may experience in the future, like piloting larger ships into the Port of Eden – centres around Port Authority’s commitment to world best-practice standards for shipping operations within all our ports.

“It means we can continue to protect Australia’s sea trade and economy while supporting future growth for Eden, ensuring an ever-thriving community.”

This month, the Port of Melbourne reported that overall container traffic, both full and empty, was lower in July 2023 compared to the previous year.

Additionally, the Port of Melbourne announced the appointment of Leigh Petschel as the organisation’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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