Simulator Characteristics

A gantry crane is a support structure which is able to span the length of the dock. It has a mobile platform attached, called a spreader. It is able to pick up from two to four 20 feet containers at a time.

The gantry crane simulator is used to train operators of this type of cranes. With this simulator operators are trained to be in control in any at risk situation, due to their training in a safe environment mirroring real life situations, accidents, climate changes and damages to equipment, so they may learn the protocols to follow in each case.

Operators can handle the controls, feel movements and hear sounds that result from operations they carry out, while they watch a real life work environment as if they were in an actual crane cab.

The simulator has a cab with actual controls, located on top of a mechanical system which provides a sense of movement and another system that provides visual and audio effects.

  • Performance

    Increased economic performance of regular cranes since less working time will be spent in training periods.

  • Traineeship

    Improves learning speed curve of operators.

  • Control

    Control in adverse conditions.

  • Safety

    Increases safety both for operators and cranes.

  • Images

    Projection of high quality images of the port.

  • Virtual Reality

    Construction of an immersive environment based on “virtual reality” technology, simulating a port crane control cab.

Spreaders Types

Single-Spreader without Twin Lift

Single-Spreader with Twin Lift

Tandem-Spreader without Twin Lift


Functional modelling of the right vessels, with the right numbering of holds as well as total actual functionality, from the hold cranes to the castle rails. There are different types of vessels of different sizes available, with two or three lids per hold, to train both inexperienced and experienced operators.

Feeder – 800 TEUS and 8 rows of containers.

Panamax – 1800 TEUS and 10 rows of containers.

Post-Panamax – 12000 TEUS and 22 rows of containers.