• CM labs – Rubber-Tyred  Gantry Crane

    Rubber-tyred Gantry Simulator

    Unique operator training for a full range of loads

Rubber-tyred Gantry Simulator

CM Labs’ simulator training solution for rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) operators provides the most advanced training on the market, with exercises featuring special loads and different container types.

The RTG simulator lets you prepare novices for the challenges of operating in a busy terminal. It provides a safe learning environment where they can get more seat time to learn the right behaviours without placing personnel or equipment at risk.

Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane Simulator Features

Comprehensive training exercises

This is the only RTG training solution on the market that provides exercises for working with overheight, open-top, breakbulk, and liquid containers, as well as standard 20-, 40-, and 45-foot containers. 

Trainees can lock onto containers with twistlocks, and can also manage chain lifts and an overheight frame. 

The simulation accurately represents twistlock behaviour and provides operators with the realistic experience of locking the spreader onto the container.

True-to-life conditions

Using the RTG simulator, operators can truly experience the effects of unbalanced loads. As a result, they learn the consequences of different maneuvers, in a controlled training environment. They also learn how to work with intermodal trailers and ITVs. 


The solution’s learning exercises are designed to improve trainee productivity, by enhancing their ability to operate safely and efficiently, as well as teaching the skills required to work with all types of loads under different weather conditions. Options are included for both daytime and nighttime operations. 

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Complete Trainee Performance Report

When paired with CM Labs’ Instructor Operating Station (IOS), the training pack allows instructors to create custom exercise sequences at any time, and also customize how the simulated equipment responds to operating controls. The IOS can be installed at a distance from the simulators to comply with safety requirements, or in an adjacent room. 

For assessment of pre-screening or evaluation outcomes, the instructor can configure and generate comprehensive reports, with a scoring they can customize to highlight their most important standards, so new operators ramp up even faster.

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.

Ports simulator hardware platforms

With swappable controls, flexible configuration options, and industrial-grade hardware, CM Labs offers a family of scalable port simulator hardware platforms that can grow with your requirements and budget.

  • “Having the simulator really does ensure that after three weeks, people are getting through the training system. It eliminates the opportunity cost of having a non-skilled operator on site.”

    Port of Tilbury
  • “What stands out about the simulator? Flexibility — the simulator can create a range of different conditions for trainees."

    Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal
  • “You could definitely see that Vortex was more realistic.”

    ZHD Stevedores