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.  



KRISO and CML launch Asia-Pacific Maritime Simulator Network APMSN

The CML and the Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO) have made a great step forward in their relationship and for the international nautical research society: Together they inaugurated the Asia-Pacific Maritime Simulator Network APMSN.


Hamburg Innovation Summit - HHIS

The next Hamburg Innovation Summit (HHIS) will take place on 23rd May 2019 and will once again bring together around 1.500 interested visionaries, founders and future designers, this time at the Fischauktionshalle (Altona). It is the annual meeting place for the innovation scene in the Hamburg metropolitan region, where all Fraunhofer insitutions based in Hamburg present jointly the latest research results.


Digital Ship Marine CIO Forum

The event will take place on 20th February 2019 and will focus on innovations, trends and developments in the maritime sector. The ongoing digitalization is of particular importance. The CML's group Ship and Information Management presents theis newest ideas at the CIO Forum in Hamburg. 



Crew Connect Europe

GST Europe 2019 Conference, co-located with Shipping 2030 Europe, is a leading platform for developing new business strategies, discussion of regulatory compliance, sustainability strategies, new trends and emerging technologies across the supply chain. 



STM Conference

The exchange of information fundamentally changes communication in maritime shipping. In the EU-funded Sea Traffic Management research project, innovative solutions were developed which were validated in test runs with a total of 300 ships, 13 ports and 5 coastal centres. At the final conference in London, the project partners, including the CML, will demonstrate the solutions and report on the project results in the areas of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.



Newest Documents for Download

News from the European Maritime Simulator Network EMSN-Connect

CADETS, OFFICERS AND NAVIGATORS NOW EXPERIENCE COOPERATIVE TRAINING - this is the idea of EMSN Connect. Today, more than 10 maritime simulation centers with over 30 bridges are involved in the network. They use the platform for joint testing of new solutions for maritime communication and navigation as well as for training nautical personnel. For this purpose, complex virtual environments are created that provide realistic manoeuvring conditions. Read more in our flyer! 

CML Newsletter 2.19

 The current Newsletter 2.19 is now available for download. In the current issue the following topics are addressed: Support for DGzRS maritime radio communication, progress in the development of remote-controlled port tugs, preparation for autonomous vehicles in ports and a review of the Maritime Innovation Insights MII 2019.Have fun reading! 



Autonomous Vehicles in Ports


How should ports, understood as the community of companies and organisations operating in them, prepare for the arrival of automated or autonomous vehicles?

Answers to these questions can be found in the new study "Autonomous Vehicles' Impact on Port Infrastructure Requirements" presented by the CML at the IAPH World Congress in China. Read the summary:



The Future of maritime Navigation and Communication

What is the current status of information exchange in maritime navigation and communication? How do companies in maritime shipping make use of the new possibilities of data exchange and information transmission? And can efficiency and safety in maritime shipping be improved sustainably?  

The Maritime Connectivity Platform MCP provides answers to these questions.


CML Newsletter 1.19

 The current Newsletter 1.19 is now available for download. In the current issue the following topics are addressed: Inspection of ship hulls by underwater vehicles, increase of efficiency and safety of maritime navigation by AIS data analysis of maritime traffic areas as well as the inclusion of maintenance tasks in the optimized personnel planning of large ship fleets. Have fun reading! 



Study Fleet Management Systems 2018 Published

The Fraunhofer CML provides help for the orientation and selection of fleet management systems. The current edition of the study "Fleet Management Systems" presents the scope of services of the software solutions in detail. Read more about the study here: 

Product "Biomimetic Blue Solutions"

  Three billion years of evolution have produced perfect characteristics and adaptations in nature. The swimming fern, for example, is coated with a layer of air to allow water to roll off its leaves. The Biomimetics Blue Solutions (BBS) of the Fraunhofer CML is investigating the further advantages that the technology can derive from nature. Further information can be found in our product sheet.


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On the following page you will find all articles about current events around the Fraunhofer CML.



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