CM Labs Expands Lineup of Port Training Solutions with ITV Simulator Training Pack

New Internal Transfer Vehicle simulation allows apprentices to gain vehicle and trailer control skills and learn how to safely interact with terminal lifting equipment.

At TOC Europe 2018 (Stand D40), CM Labs Simulations, the world leader in simulation-based port equipment training, will unveil their latest Vortex® Simulator-based training solution for horizontal transport of containers, the Internal Transfer Vehicle (ITV) Simulator Training Pack.

Available for demonstrations at TOC, the ITV simulator training pack features a fully functional, simulated ITV. Operating in a container terminal environment, the training pack provides apprentice operators immediate hands-on experience in both driving and managing trailers.

“Cargo needs to move fluidly from quayside to yard and vice versa, and as such, ITV drivers are the lifeblood of many ports,” said Nicolae Sterescu, CM Labs’ Port Solutions Product Manager. “ITVs interact with almost every piece of equipment in the port, and skilled operators lay the foundation for safe and productive operations.”

Built on the highly realistic Vortex Studio simulation and visualisation software, the ITV Training Pack provides a structured set of scenarios designed to accelerate skills development.

In combination with any Vortex simulation hardware platform, the training pack delivers an immersive experience based on the behaviour and mechanics of a real ITV tractor, including an accurately modeled 5th wheel trailer connection system with a maximum load capacity of 34,000 kg. Along with instructor-triggered weather events, machine faults, and traffic, the ITV training pack offers an environment that progressively challenges students while concentrating on specific skills development.

“Ports around the world are seeing major efficiency gains and training cost savings by training their staff on Vortex simulators,” said Arnold Free, Chief Commercial Officer, CM Labs. “The ITV training pack will accelerate horizontal transport training and produce workers of a higher standard without disrupting live operations.”

CM Labs at TOC Europe

CM Labs will showcase their latest port quayside and yard training solutions at TOC Europe stand D40, highlighting the safety and productivity improvements that Vortex port simulators can bring to terminals and training organisations worldwide.

CM Labs’ Vortex Port Equipment Simulators provide true-to-life training experiences that result in safe and productive container handlers. From ship loading/unloading to transport to yard management, Vortex powered training solutions can be used to train employees across the entire port workflow.

About CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design advanced equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing.

For more than 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators have helped train equipment operators in port, maritime, and offshore environments all over the world. In the past few years alone the Port of Tilbury, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Ports of Auckland, multiple DP World sites and the Pacific Maritime Association (USA) have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.

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