CM Labs to Launch Vortex MasterCab, New Full-immersion Port Equipment Simulator

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex® training simulators, today announced the upcoming launch of the Vortex MasterCab, a full-immersion training simulator powered by the most realistic port equipment simulation on the market today. The result is focused training that develops spatial intelligence, muscle memory, and operational skills. This allows port terminals to safely and effectively assess and train new operators, or to prepare ports personnel for new equipment and processes.

The Vortex MasterCab is CM Labs’ largest off-the-shelf simulator to date. Its 10 high-definition displays provide operating sightlines for all equipment, It is driven by industry-leading simulation of environmental conditions and operating conditions, such as machine response, cables, and twistlock behavior.

With professional-grade seating, controls, and pedals, as well as high-fidelity motion and audio, the Vortex MasterCab reproduces the sensory cues experienced by operators on the real equipment. This enables a far more fluid transition from training to real operations.

“As terminals expand their fleets or their facilities, they’re increasingly leveraging simulation as a means of ensuring maximum readiness,” says David Clark, CM Labs’ Senior Product Marketing Manager. “With a full-immersion solution, port terminals experience more effective training and skills development, and ultimately a faster return on their investment.”

The Vortex MasterCab provides training that is available 24/7. It runs a complete catalogue of quayside and yardside equipment training packs (STS, MHC, SPC, ITV, RTG, ECH, Reach Stacker, Straddle Carrier, Forklift), as well as custom simulations.

Thanks to the real-time training data that’s captured by the Vortex MasterCab, instructors can monitor, assess, and report on all sessions from the Instructor Station provided with the solution.

CM Labs will be exhibiting at TOC Europe, where they will be showcasing a number of simulation-based solutions designed to help port terminals obtain faster return on investment on their initiatives, including a Remote Operating Station simulator for STS operations as well as the Vortex Advantage, a compact 5-display motion simulator.

To learn more visit Hall 1, Booth C38 or contact

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. For more information, contact, or visit

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