DP World Australia Takes Delivery of State-of-the-art Port Crane Training Simulators from CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs Simulations, developer of simulation-based training solutions, has announced that DP World Australia’s Melbourne terminal, the largest container terminal in Australia, is deploying Vortex® Port Equipment Simulators as the cornerstone of its enhanced operator training program.

DP World Australia’s new training simulators include CM Labs’ customised training modules for ship-to-shore (STS) and straddle carriers, offering unique capabilities for tandem as well as standalone dual cycle training exercises. The simulators are loaded onto a containerised dual simulator station that also incorporates an instructor operating station, featuring intercom and trainee documentation and tracking capabilities.

“When DP World Australia went to market, the CM Labs team were a standout in the field of port simulations with their professionalism in understanding exactly what the customer wants,” says DP World Australia National Manager, Operations Efficiency, Michael Firmin.

“Their attention to detail at every stage of the project ensured a very customised leading global port simulator to Australia’s largest and leading port terminal in Melbourne.”

With Vortex simulators, DP World Australia is set to achieve a measurable impact on training effectiveness and terminal productivity.

“The simulator has reduced our previous training programs for ship-to-shore cranes from average five months to six weeks with productivity increases that previously wouldn’t be achieved within a 12-18-month period,” Firmin says.

“These gains give our customer the advantages in an ever-challenging market. Now having the simulator, we can train in a safe environment that promotes zero damage and develops not only a competent but more efficient operator prior to going into the live environment,” says Firmin.

“With clients on six continents, CM Labs is the leading provider of made-to-order operator training simulator solutions that accurately replicate the feel and behaviour of port equipment in their unique environment, and we are delighted that DP World Australia has deployed our simulators,” says Arnold Free, CM Labs’ Chief Commercial Officer.

See CM Labs’ deep catalogue of training modules for port equipment, including STS, ship pedestal crane (SPC), rubber-tired gantry (RTG), and mobile harbour crane (MHC), on display at TOC Europe 2017 from June 27-29, at booth C54.

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, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), DP World, Flinders Adelaide, Indonesian Port Corporation, AsyaPorts Turkey, 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.

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About DP World Australia

DP World Australia is Australia’s integral port supply chain partner and part of the DP World network of 70 international container terminals. Our dedicated and professional team of 2,000 people operating marine ports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain. Customer care is our first priority. We create tomorrow’s supply chain solutions, today.


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