CM Labs Opens Vortex Port Simulator Demo Room in Europe

CM Labs Simulations Inc., a global provider of real-time simulation solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Netherlands-based seating specialists EBLO (, to open a new demonstration room showcasing an immersive Vortex® simulator for port equipment.

Along with EBLO’s line of crane seating, the new demo room showcases CM Labs’ Vortex simulator, running rubber-tyred gantry (RTG), ship-to-shore (STS) & mobile harbour crane (MHC) training packs, and more.

Vortex simulators for port equipment have been proven to help trainees learn operator skills quickly and safely, thanks to unmatched realism and accuracy in the simulated training environment. The realism of the simulators is powered by CM Labs’ Vortex Studio simulation and visualisation software. This software simulates the real behaviour of cranes, rigging, cables, and loads, validated against empirical and engineering data.

EBLO is a leading specialist in seating solutions designed to improve productivity and well-being for operators across a range of industries, including construction, maritime, trucking, and more. It has obtained ISO 9001 certification, and provides bespoke seating for special applications.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with EBLO,” said CM Labs CCO Arnold Free. “Their strong presence and customer relationships further strengthens our mission to focus on aggressive exposure for our port training solutions within the European market.”

Vortex simulators for port equipment are in use at terminals all over the world, from Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT) in Australia, to Tacoma and LA/Long Beach in the US, to several DP World operations across three continents.

CM Labs’ full suite of port equipment training packs is ready to run on any Vortex simulator, and includes STS crane, MHC, rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane, ship pedestal crane (SPC), and more. Each training pack assures complete, effective simulator training, thanks to progressive learning exercises and objective trainee performance metrics.

To schedule a demo in Zwijndrecht, contact CM Labs.

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, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing.

For nearly 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, AsyaPorts, DP World, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Patrick Terminals, and TraPac have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.