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.  


Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016

Representing Fraunhofer CML at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam from 21st – 23rd June, Hans-Christoph Burmeister is going to give a lecture on the subject of “Autonomous navigation – results from the MUNIN unmanned vessel testbed”.

TOC Europe in Hamburg

The Fraunhofer CML is going to exhibit at the Terminal Operator Conference TOC Europe 2016 in Hamburg. The TOC is the global meeting place for representatives from ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. The exhibition is a showcase for port and terminal technology and operations and the conference focuses on collaboration within the container supply chain. Featuring over 160 companies from around the world, the TOC Europe Exhibition is the undisputed global showcase for the latest in port operations, equipment and technology solutions.


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 1.16

Our new Newsletter 1.16 is available now.

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.