GlobalSim Inc. has completed the installation of a Full Mission crane simulator for the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore at the Port of Baltimore. The simulator is now fully operational and will be used for training operators for the STS Cranes, RTG Cranes and Ship Pedestal cranes.
Ports America Chesapeake vice president Bayard Hogans said, “This simulator conforms to the exact specifications of our large berth-side cranes at Seagirt Marine Terminal and will allow us to provide a high level of training specific to the requirements of a crane operator in our container operations. We also intend to use the simulator to enhance the skills of our existing crane operators. We look forward to integrating the simulator into our training.”
The simulator is a GlobalSim 5th Generation Full Mission system and includes eight flat-panel 4k displays. The entire system is built upon a proprietary 3DOF (degrees of freedom) motion base that moves the entire simulator and gives the crane operator the realistic motions he/she would feel while operating a real crane. The controls and buttons on the simulator are authentic and laid out nearly exact to the real cranes at the port. The system also features an instructor control station that allows operators to practice unlimited scenarios – including difficult weather environments and other emergency situations – that cannot easily be practiced on the real equipment.
Scott Cowan ILA International vice president and Michael Angelos, president of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore remarked, “This was an STA/ILA initiative designed to support cargo-handling and take advantage of the latest in technology to upgrade our training and qualification of crane and RTG operators at the Port.”