Mobile Harbour Crane Simulator (MHC)

Our mobile harbour crane simulator is a training tool designed and adapted both for novice operators wishing to learn about operating port terminal machinery as for more experienced operators, who have already had the opportunity to drive a mobile quay crane in 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

Developed in collaboration with industry experts, the educational themes of our mobile harbour crane simulator are organized according to a sequenced scheme. Declared to be one of the most effective learning methods, it enables you to master the complex maneuvers of a self-propelled crane progressively, by separating them into several distinct stages.

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You will form your trainees in real-life conditions

Our Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC) simulator is designed to safely train operators for certain points of vigilance that may be encountered in real-life conditions, such as:

  • Move the crane to the work area
  • Observe all precautions to be taken when moving the crane
  • Take all necessary precautions to stabilize and balance the crane before starting work.
  • Working with and without visibility
  • Working with trucks
  • Containers of different weights and sizes
  • Loading or unloading a cargo hold
  • Working on the upper deck of the ship
  • Respect the abacuses

You will measure and monitor your trainees’ results

During practice sessions, our simulator measures the driver’s skills according to certain criteria and objectives, including:

  • Knowledge of the machine
  • Precise maneuvering
  • Managing the transition between travel/handling and parking modes
  • Time to hang the container
  • Container drop-off time
  • Precise container removal
  • Average pick-up/drop-off time for a container
  • Safe driving

You will analyze the development of skills and generateindividual assessments andevaluations of skills acquired.

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

True-to-life controls!

Screen printing specific to mobile harbour cranes

  • Two control units
  • Joysticks and buttons

This machine is equipped with a multi-machine control package compatible with 5 port machines. For each machine, a set of silk-screened plates indicates the location and operation of each control, in line with the real machine.

Main features

  • Tower rotation
  • Boom and hook up/down
  • Spreader lock/unlock controls
  • Spreader rotation and rotation stabilization controls
  • Pinball machine deployment (one button per pinball machine)
  • Controls for moving/rotating the crane
  • Touch-sensitive display in handling mode with spreader information, container weight, dynamic abacus, hook height and boom reach
  • Touchscreen display for pinning/unpinning, outrigger deployment and balancing, and boom reach for movement

Our simulation platform

  • 4K UHD screen
  • Navigation system and training follow-up via touchscreen interface
  • Dynamic platform and engine vibrations
  • Compatible with a wide variety of machines
  • Change control interfaces in less than a minute

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A mobile crane simulator that complies with training standards

The Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC) simulation software has been designed on the basis of the latest training standards. It is regularly adjusted to reflect changes in terminal and port operating standards and practices.


One platform, many machines!

Apart from self-propelled harbor cranes, 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 mobile harbor crane on a simulator.

Reduce the risks, reduce their apprehension and increase your educational input!

Form your trainees to drive port cranes on wheels thanks to 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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