June 4 - Kongsberg GlobalSim has been awarded a contract from the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) of Montreal, Canada to supply several K-Sim lift training simulators for heavy lift port equipment.

"The simulator will be the first step of every training program, for each type of equipment we use in Montreal," says Sebastien Lambert, MEA's training coordinator. "This will allow our trainees to start their training in a controlled environment with less stress and less chance of causing an accident."

The simulator system will include training modules for seven different types of heavy lift equipment, and will feature three different student-training stations to expand the training program in Montreal.

All three stations will be capable of training operators of ship-to-shore, rubber-tired gantry, ship pedestal, and mobile harbour cranes, as well as commercial reach stackers, 5K warehouse forklifts, and empty container handlers.