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Maximising the Potential of Simulators in Training

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Author(s): Liebherr Maritime Cranes

Today, more than ever before, there is a real and tangible call for port operators to increase their productivity levels. Container and cargo vessels are getting bigger every year and the current ships on order are much larger than before. This year will see the introduction of the world’s largest container vessel and shipping lines are determined to reduce costs. Larger ships, reduced fuel consumption at every step of the supply chain, and faster turnarounds for vessels docked in port are key drivers within the shipping and port industry.

Shipping lines are demanding faster and faster turnarounds and ports are under growing pressure to deliver increased productivity rates. Driver training and efficient landside operations are key elements for port optimisation. A cost efficient and effective method of up-skilling existing employees or training new ones is high on the agenda of many ports.

Crane simulators are a solution …

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Edition 58

PTI Edition 58 • Digital & Print
The fifty-eighth edition of PTI analyses Europe’s complex port system, and features exclusive articles on two of Europe’s major port development projects, Maasvlakte2 and Liverpool2, which are set to change the competitive landscape of the continent once more. Elsewhere, we head to Los Angeles to learn about the port’s Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) as part of our new Environment and Sustainability section, and we review the 28th IAPH World Ports Conference.

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