Port Terminals Adopting Vortex Training Simulators in Record Numbers

More port terminals are using CM Labs’ Vortex® Simulators than ever, according to company sources.

CM Labs Simulations is announcing a banner year for simulator sales, with the Montreal-based company reporting that it has smashed previous records for simulator sales in the ports sector worldwide.

In the last year alone, Pacific Maritime Association, Indonesian Port Corporation, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Patrick Terminals, and AsyaPorts have all purchased Vortex Simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Safety and efficiency are built into Vortex Simulators, with features that include full-team training, as well as their capacity to duplicate any port terminal environment, and any training scenario.

Surge in adoption of Vortex Simulators builds on CM Labs’ Asia-Pacific success CM Labs recently announced that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is purchasing Vortex port crane simulators in order to dramatically increase operator training levels.

PMA intends to train numerous ILWU longshore workers using the Vortex simulators. The simulators will be equipped with ship-to-shore, rubber-tired gantry, ship pedestal, and harbor mobile crane training modules.

In addition, Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC) has selected two Vortex Simulators for STS and RTG operator training, after conducting an in-depth review of leading simulator-based training solutions.

These CM Labs wins come on the heels of major simulator sales to Australia & New Zealand port terminals.

The increase in Vortex simulator sales mirrors the trend toward worldwide adoption of simulator-based training at ports all over the world.

“Ports have always been central to the international supply chain,” says CM Labs COO Arnold Free, “but globalization is pushing ports to add value by safely increasing container handling productivity. That translates directly into a requirement for more efficient operator training.”

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.

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