Vortex Advantage

The ideal simulation training solution for port operator training.
Vortex Advantage


The Vortex Advantage is a training simulator that’s been developed to stay relevant to your training goals — today, as well as tomorrow. Featuring a wide field of view and a dynamic motion platform, the Vortex Advantage is a perfect fit for training programs of all sizes.

Vortex Advantage
Vortex Advantage Simulator

Unique Training Benefits

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.

Easily adaptable

The Vortex Advantage is ready to mirror your terminal’s fleet of equipment: To complement CM Labs’ suite of training simulators for port operations, the Vortex Advantage features equipment-specific hot-swappable control sets and pedals. The two differing screen configurations focus attention and build working habits that replicate real working conditions.

Engaging training experiences

Vortex Advantage simulators feel and look like the real thing. A motion platform, authentic control sets, audio cues, and rich visuals reproduce the feel of the actual machine and view from the cabin, ensuring an accurate experience so skills developed transfer easily to live equipment.

Operator on a Vortex Advantage for ports

All-in-one platform

A sleek hardware design, a full catalogue of training modules, and the Vortex simulation “engine” — the Vortex Advantage integrates all three elements into a single plug-and-play training platform, with the quality and durability expected from CM Labs. The included instructor operating station gives trainers full control of training scenarios, allowing them to observe from any angle, inject faults and weather conditions, and conduct after-action review of trainee performance.

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.