CM Labs News - Port Training Edition
June 2016


Pacific Maritime Association uses Vortex simulators to aid crane training

CM Labs is pleased to announce that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has acquired Vortex port crane simulators for operator training.

The Vortex simulators are equipped with ship-to-shore, rubber-tired gantry, ship pedestal, and/or harbour mobile crane training modules. Over the course of the next 60 months, the PMA plans to train hundreds of operators at its simulation-based training facilities in Tacoma and Los Angeles/Long Beach.

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Port terminals adopting Vortex training simulators in record numbers

More port terminals are using CM Labs' Vortex Simulators than ever.

In the past few years alone, AsyaPorts, DP World, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Pacific Maritime Association, Patrick Terminals, and TraPac have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

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Immediate improvement in training efficiency

ZHD Stevedores is an independent, family-run company that operates port terminals in Dordrecht, Moerdijk, and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

ZHD was looking for a reliable way to train new crane operators. The solution: A fully immersive 5-screen Vortex Simulator featuring harbour mobile crane controls and joysticks, surround visual and audio systems, and more.

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Featured Vortex simulator capability:
Multi-machine training

Vortex simulators make it fast and easy to switch between control sets for training on many machines. Control sets plug directly in/out of the crane cab, and there's no need to mess around with wires or connectors. The design is hot-swappable, so you don’t even need to shut down the simulator to make the swap. This simple design makes it easy to reconfigure your simulator to maximize training potential.

Discover the complete range of equipment types you can train for on a single Vortex simlator.

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Exceptional productivity boost with Vortex simulators

Training time at the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal has decreased dramatically lately, and as the Terminal's Training Superintendent, Tony Couzner couldn't be happier.

Typically, a new crane operator requires 180 hours of training to meet required proficiency standards. With the simulator, the new trainees have managed to meet and exceed this level in around 100 hours.

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