The virtual reality emulation environment for testing, tuning and optimising your container terminal operating system (TOS). Optimise your terminal operating system ahead of deployment, using our advanced emulation tool. CONTROLS enables you to tune the TOS using a virtual model of your terminal for training your people and eliminating any issues ahead of go-live.

Giving you
Measured Results

Over 50 successful emulation projects completed worldwide, supporting six different cargo handling systems and compatible with 8 leading TOS's.

Advanced testing for
Optimised Deployment

We test and tune your terminal operating system for all eventualities under all circumstances well in advance of live deployment.

Tailored training for
Upskilled Operators

Enables your people to train on the terminal operating system, emulated automation and cargo handling systems in a realistic virtual reality environment.

Why choose CONTROLS to test and tune your container terminal operation system?

CONTROLS tests and validates terminal operating system functionality by replicating complex operational conditions before you deploy. Tune the yard, equipment, terminal automation and control parameter settings of the TOS for maximum performance. Virtual training prepares your people for all eventualities without any disruption to live operation.


  • CONTROLS models an exact digital replica of your terminal for exceptional tuning and training.
  • Iron out process errors in advance reduces disruption to terminal operations after live TOS deployment
  • Emulates all types of terminal automation and cargo handling systems.

CONTROLS Emulation that’s built for:

Terminal Operating Systems
Equipment Control Systems
User Training

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Terminal Operating Systems

It’s the brain and nervous system of your container terminal and you need it optimised for error-free operation before you deploy.


Set and modify TOS parameter settings with measurable results. CONTROLS tunes your terminal operating system so you know it will work in perfect harmony with your mix of people, equipment, automation and operational demand.


Giving you the ability to test your TOS in near-to-live circumstances allowing you to operate more leanly and more profitably


Equip your planners in the knowledge to achieve the best usage of their everyday system

Advanced Container Terminal Emulation

In use daily at over 20 container terminals worldwide and with 50 implementations successfully completed, CONTROLS is the flexible choice for exceptional TOS testing, tuning, and training. It connects directly to your terminal operating system and digitally replicates your actual terminal to create a realistic, data-led and end-to-end test environment.

  • Test your terminal operating system in a near-to-live virtual environment to model all circumstances and commercial scenarios.
  • Tune terminal operating system parameter settings with KPIs and measurable results.
  • Train your people in tactical and strategic best practice, remotely or on-site in a safe, virtual environment.
  • Proven with all leading container terminal operating systems, including: Autostore, SPARCS N4, TOPS, OPUS, SPACE/Trafik, CATOS, nGen and Zodiac.
  • CONTROLS enables frictionless implementation through testing, tuning and training.
  • Superior user experience that’s highly intuitive and simple to use.

“The emulation will allow us to see in an early stage how well the software will perform, which is critical to our success”

Anthony Otto

President of LBCT / USA


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