Three-Screen Vortex Trainer

Vortex Trainer Overview

Designed with regular use in both classrooms and the workplace in mind, the desktop-based, three-screen Vortex Trainer is a powerful option to add simulation-based training to the developmental workflow of operators at your terminal.

For those ports with simulation already integrated, the Vortex Trainer offers an opportunity to easily expand their training capacity with a flexible, modular simulation platform.

Unique Benefits

Port Equipment Simulator

Jump into simulation

Simulation is an investment, but evaluating how it can provide value to your operations doesn’t need to be a risky one. The Vortex Trainer is a low cost, full capability simulator which can run any of our ports training simulations.

Easy to setup and move — if required — the Vortex trainer is a portable solution that allows trainers, health and safety specialists, and terminal managers to deploy training opportunities wherever they see fit.

Three-Screen Vortex Trainer Installation

Add valuable training seats

The Vortex trainer is a space-friendly option that allows you to deploy multiple simulation-based training seats easily and within budget at any location within your operations.

With multiple operators training simultaneously, your roster of qualified employees can also grow, meaning increased productivity and fewer workforce related slowdowns.

Three-Screen Vortex Trainer joystick and steering wheel

Simulator Hardware

The Vortex Trainer is designed with steel components, and industrial-grade controls, steering wheels, and pedals developed by manufacturers of port equipment. It’s designed to provide classroom operations you can count on for years of training.

A simulator that delivers both safety and productivity

Three-Screen Vortex Trainer Display


3x high-definition side-by-side mounted LCD displays offer an accurate cabin field of view


Joystick controls

Functions of the professional-grade joysticks are identified by magnetic labels that can be switched as needed.

Steering wheel

Steering wheel

Supplied with applicable training simulations, the optional force feedback steering wheel swaps out in seconds

Touch-screen LMI

Touch-screen LMI

Real-time instrumentation panel and simulator interface with touch controls.

Three-Screen Vortex Trainer Pedals


Heavy duty, authentic equipment pedals can be fitted into any of four slots.

operator on a port simulator

Complete training solutions for port operations

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 apprentices-in-training 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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Vortex Ports hardware platforms

Vortex simulators represent the most advanced, realistic training solutions available today. One simulator can train across all equipment types, and flexible display options mean you can start on the desktop, or engage trainees with full immersion.

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