Moffatt & Nichol is pleased to release FlexTerm 2.7.1. FlexTerm 2.7.1 is based on FlexTerm 2.7.0 with improvements and bug fixes. It includes the FlexSim 7.7.4 simulation engine. Please click here to see the FlexTerm 2.7.1 release notes. FlexTerm users with active maintenance can download and use the software from their FlexSim user account. If you are interested in trying FlexTerm, please email us:

FlexTerm is an easy-to-use PC-based simulation software built on Flexsim technology. It is designed for the simulation and analysis of container terminal operations. Using FlexTerm, modelers can build detailed container terminal simulations in a shorter time frame than ever before.

Proper analysis and visualization of these aspects of a container terminal can be invaluable for the terminal operators and decision-makers to make proper and informative decisions. It can be used in predicting the effects of planned changes on the existing terminal, or to help push through new projects and methodologies. It can also help in simply maximizing the capacity, productivity, and efficiency of an existing or a proposed new operation.

FlexTerm allows modelers the flexibility of creating models to any level of detail and scope. Whether your intent is to analyze just a small portion of your gate operation, or simulate the entire container terminal operation, FlexTerm has everything you need to complete a successful simulation analysis.

Analyze & Plan
  • – Yard stacking strategies
  • – Yard layout and dispatchin
  • – Wheeled vs. grounded operations
  • – Gate logistics and capacity
  • – Rail logistics and capacity
  • – Quay crane allocation
  • – Yard crane allocation
  • – Hossler gang allocation
  • – Ship scheduling
  • – Berth assignments
  • – Rail scheduling
  • – Workload balancing
FlexTerm Library
  • – Ship-to-Shore Cranes
  • – RTG’s
  • – RMG’s
  • – Top Loaders
  • – Hosslers
  • – Straddler Carriers
  • – Container Ships
  • – Grounded Yard Blocks
  • – Wheeled Yard Blocks
  • – Rail Tracks
  • – Entry/Exit Gates
  • – Automated Horizontal Transport
  • – Automated Stacking Cranes
  • – Side Loaders
  • – Shuttle Carriers
  • – Trains