STS Crane Simulator

Develop safe lifting practices and maximum productivity with CM Labs’ Ship-To-Shore (STS) Crane Simulator for operator training.

STS Crane Simulator Training Pack


The STS Crane Simulator Training Pack provides the tools you need to train operators to reach safety and productivity standards faster.

Focused on the skills needed to work with multiple ship sizes, this training simulator pack helps develop effective operators by providing transferable skills in an ultra-realistic, risk-free operating environment that is available in a wide range of weather conditions (i.e., wind, rain, snow, fog) and at various times of day.

STS Crane Simulator

Training pack features

CM Labs is the only simulator on the market that accurately replicates machine stability—providing real-world training opportunities to help reduce the risk of accidents and improve operator efficiency.


The STS crane simulator training pack is focused on developing specific skills and understanding required for effective port operations.

With the ability to train on a wide range of ship sizes and various load types, the STS offers the opportunity to address the complex skills necessary for effective port operators. Lower the number of safety incidents, improve ship turnaround time, and ensure maximizing the equipment utilization, two reason, not interrupting operations on the real equipment for training purposes and new operators are trained to use the real equipment most effectively, safely and efficiently.

Operator trainees will benefit from:

Training Outcomes

The STS crane simulator training pack accurately reproduces equipment behavior, based on load charts and specifications from crane manufacturers. It simulates:

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Simulated equipment specs:

Outreach (water side): range of 50 m – 72 m
Backreach (land side): range of 20 m – 26 m
Spreader height above rail: range of 38 m – 50 m

Compatible Hardware:

The STS Simulator Training Pack can be installed on any Vortex port equipment simulator hardware, with different configurations to meet your budget, space, and training requirements. Designed for years of 24/7 operator training, Vortex simulators are built to last.

Tools and Support

Instructor Operating Station - Trainer and Trainee

Instructor Station

The IOS enables instructors to initiate Vortex Port Equipment Simulator exercise sessions and engage trainees by exposing them to the types of variable conditions they will experience in the real world.

Remote Operating Station for Port Training

Remote Operating Station

Train operators to proficiency ahead of remote crane delivery, with the market’s only Remote Operating Station (ROS) desk simulator that integrates with OEM control systems.

Mobile Training Center - Trailer Cutout

Mobile Training Center

Training and assessment anywhere with CM Labs’ Mobile Training Center.

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SimGuide Service

Simplify integration of your simulator, with guidane for set up, start-up, and beyond.

Port & Container Terminal

Equipment training packs

From ship-to-shore and ship pedestal cranes, to reachstacker and other cargo handling equipment, we offer a wide range of ports and container terminal equipment training simulators that can run on a single hardware platform.

Realistic simulators are an effective tool to evaluate and assess operators for both efficiency and safety. Tracking vital metrics across the entire training scenario, instructors can review statistics after completion, allowing for detailed after-action reviews and reporting.

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