High-Tech Simulators to Boost Argentina Terminal


Terminal Zárate, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has signed an agreement with training solution provider GlobalSim for two new crane simulators.

As part of a plan to improve training and preparation for crane operators, the facility will receive GlobalSim’s Essential Plus system, a simulation platform with various configuration options that include rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), mobile harbour cranes, and ship pedestal cranes.

In addition to this, Terminal Zárate will also leverage a portable virtual reality system to provide training for operators working with its hydraulic telescopic crane.

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Both systems, which are currently being developed at GlobalSim’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, USA, will undergo testing before being installed at Terminal Zárate in Q2 2019.

Gustavo Oliver, General Manager at Terminal Zárate, commented: “When we began revamping our logistics, the fundamental essence was to train our staff and develop operators to become more efficient.

“We knew that incorporating a GlobalSim simulator into our program would be just the element we needed to accomplish our training goals.

“GlobalSim’s simulators are as real as the actual equipment. We know it is going to make the transition to actual equipment easier for our operators.”



Oscar Delgado, International Sales Director at GlobalSim, added: “This is an exciting project for GlobalSim as we look forward to partner with Terminal Zárate to provide these simulators.

“Terminal Zárate will have the ability to conduct simulated, real-life situations seen in their area and cut the time and costs of their training.”

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