Welcome to Fraunhofer CML!

Welcome to Fraunhofer CML!

Welcome to Fraunhofer CML!

The Fraunhofer CML

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops and optimizes processes and systems along the maritime supply chain. Within practically oriented research projects CML supports public and private sector clients of port operations as well as from the logistics services industry and from the shipping business.  




This years HAMBURG INNOVATION SUMMIT (#HHIS) will take place on May, 30. It is a platform for new technologies and innovations for networking visionaries, founders and future designers from business, politics and science. Aim is to provide targeted and strengthening a common understanding of the performance of Hamburg in the area of ​​technology and innovation. Fraunhofer CML is going to present its innovative Shore Control Centre. We´re looking forward to welcome you at #HHIS!


Newsletter 1.16

Our new Newsletter 1.16 is available now.

Enjoy reading!

STM-Validation: Search for Pilots and Nautical Officers

Practical experienced patent holders such as navigational watch officers, master mariners, pilots and shore-based navigators are invited to evaluate the developed STM-systems.  

For further information and notice of participation please contact Wilko.Bruhn@cml.fraunhofer.de.


MUNIN final brochure released

After three years of research, the results of the MUNIN project for unmanned sea navigation are now published in a final brochure.

Customer Retention, Increase in Profits: New CML Study about After Sales Services

With a turnover of 12 billion euros in 2014 the maritime supply industry makes a decisive contribution
to the value added in the German maritime sector.
A customeroriented
after sales service can help the companies to increase their turnover and revenues, set
themselves apart from the competitors and create a long-term customer retention.


Newsletter 4.15

Our new Newsletter 4.15 is available now!

Within the framework of the EU project MONALISA 2.0 the Fraunhofer CML was involved in the development of a Europe- wide network for ship handling simulation until fall of this year and has prepared a Sea Traffic Management Plan together with the project partners.

The STM Validation Project that has just started and is partly subsidized by the EU is taking MONALISA into the next round. Read our latest newsletter and learn exciting news about the „Vestvind“ project in which the CML develops a statistic prognosis tool for the arrival of vessels. Enjoy reading!

We wish you a prosperous New Year 2016!

News from the Fleet Management: CML publishes Market Overview

Overcapacities, decreasing freight rates and international and domestic regulations are exposing the shipping industry to growing challenges.

Fleet management systems help to maintain an overview in these complex fields of activity. The most recent study "Fleet Management Systems 2015" provides a comprehensive overview of the market. The areas of "crewing" and "weather routing" constitute a thrust area of the study, now in its third edition.

New Research Project MITIGATE

Although the IT safety plays an important role for the international supply chain, the modern methods of risk management (RM) have not paid a lot of attention to it so far. Starting in September 2015, the Fraunhofer CML together with eleven partners is developing the innovative Risk Management System MITIGATE, which is intended to close this gap. MITIGATE is granted within the framework of the EU research program "Horizon 2020" and it has a duration of 30 months.