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.  


Newsletter 3.16

Our new Newsletter 3.16 is available for download. This installment focuses entirely on the SMM 2016 . We introduce to you a few select exhibits and research projects.




Crew Management - Not a Question of Leaving it to Chance

The crew planning software CCO developed by Fraunhofer CML is already being used by renowned companies in the ship management. Now the developers can be pleased about the evaluation of the software by the German Flag administration.

The Fraunhofer CML at the SMM 2016

The SMM is the leading international forum of the maritime industry and as such offers the ideal framework for the presentation of innovative technologies and research projects in the fields of port operations, logistics and shipping. The CML will be represented again this year as part of the Fraunhofer stand at the SMM.

A folder presenting the Fraunhofer institutions’ latest products and research projects is available for download.

An overview of the most important trade fair events can be found here.


Newsletter 2.16

Our new Newsletter 2.16 is available for download.

New Study "Terminal Operating Systems 2016" Released

The worldwide market of terminal operating systems is very heterogeneous. It is characterized by many providers, each of them offering various products. The market survey is supposed to enable terminal operators to select the best product for their terminal. The third issue of this study provides an updated list of companies providing TOS systems including their products and features as well as new insights regarding future developments of software support for terminal operation.


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.

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.