Ship-To-Shore gantry crane simulator (STS)

Our STS gantry crane simulator for loading and unloading containers is a training tool designed and adapted for novice operators who wish to learn how to manipulate port terminal machinery as for more experienced operators, who have already had the opportunity to operate a port gantry crane under real-life conditions.

More than just a simulator, benefit from a solution that allows you to...

Plan & optimize your sessions

Offer an efficient training

Form with a framework & objectives

Measure acquired skills

Guarantee your traceability

Let's work together to integrate 4.0 training into your operations


Our concept is fully integrated into your training processes and becomes a useful everyday tool for everyone in your organization.


With over 15 years' experience in the training sector, we can advise and support you at every stage of the integration process, offering you a complete, customized solution tailored to your operations and objectives.

More than just a simulator, a global solution

Our top-of-the-range simulators are designed to meet the real challenges of training, such as regulatory & legal obligations, evolving certifications and pedagogical-economic efficiency.

Measure learning outcomes and secure your training data

You'll have the tools you need to assess whether your trainees have achieved their learning objectives, and to assess their skills. All this data is centralized and stored to guarantee traceability.

A multitude of themes and scenarios

From grip to productivity

Developed in collaboration with experienced dockworkers and trainers, our gantry crane simulator adapts to your needs.

Turnkey solution? A tool tailored to your needs? You decide!

In all cases, it will enable you to reproduce realistic situations, allowing beginners to get to grips with this complex lifting equipment, assimilating good practices and safety rules, and more experienced users to work in risky situations and increase their productivity.

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You will form your trainees in real-life conditions

The aim of our port gantry crane simulator is to train operators for various points of vigilance that may be encountered in real-life conditions, such as:

  • Complex maneuvers and sway control
  • Various container types including twin, weight variation, offset center of gravity…
  • Various container ship configurations
  • Variable weather conditions
  • Interaction with other machines
  • Handling of unlocking platforms
  • Bilge covers

Would you like to virtually reproduce some of the risky situations your operators might encounter or even your working environment? We are able to help you with your project!

A tool for trainers

During practice sessions, our simulator takes note of certain performance and skill criteria. They provide the trainer with invaluable information for measuring learning achievements and directing training courses according to the needs of each trainee:

  • Optimize steering, travel and lifting movements
  • Controlling spreader sway
  • Complete loading and unloading cycles (ship to shore and shore to ship)
  • Be productive
  • Respect safety rules and best practices

You will measure skills development and generate individual assessments and evaluations of acquirements.

Our simulators are connected live to our supervision software (GSTA)allowing you to to import, store trainee data and export their results at any time, according to the training path you’ve assigned them: we have a range of predefined, turnkey and customizable curricula designed to train port terminal operators.

Replica controls, true to the real thing!

STS gantry crane specific

  • Two control units
  • Joysticks and buttons
  • A touch-sensitive interface

Our simulation platform

  • 10 screens for enhanced immersion: panoramic and ground views
  • Navigation system and training follow-up via touchscreen interface
  • Reproduction of movements related to the environment (gradient, slope, etc.) and driving sensations (acceleration, braking, centrifugal force, etc.).
  • Dedicated vibration system enabling you to feel certain components, such as the engine and hydraulic systems…
  • Realistic control interfaces for every machine
  • Change control interfaces in less than a minute

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A container gantry crane simulator (STS) compliant with training standards

The Ship-To-Shore Gantry Crane or “STS” simulation software was designed on the basis of the latest training standards and with the help of experienced dockworkers. It is regularly adjusted to reflect changes in terminal and port operating standards and practices.


One platform, many machines!

Apart from port crane training, do you provide other training courses?

Thanks to Acreos know-how, a wide variety of other machines and vehicles can be designed and simulated using our solutions. Discover all the possibilities on our dedicated section.


Give your trainees the confidence to drive a container gantry crane on a simulator.

Limit the risks, reduce their apprehension, increase your educational input!

Form your trainees to operate a port gantry crane through an immersive, realistic experience. Your learners will develop the essential skills to operate this machine with confidence. Suitable for all levels, the simulator offers a variety of learning scenarios in a safe environment, with no risk to operators or real equipment.

Designed to guarantee optimum learning progress, our simulator enables precise performance monitoring and objective assessment of acquired skills. Integrated with your traditional practical training courses, it will enhance your professional training offering, bringing an effective and relevant virtual dimension to machine operator training.

With an Acreos simulator, you can also enter the era of economic and eco-responsible training. You can formally justify your environmental impact in terms of reduced fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions.

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