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.  



Augmented Reality in the Harbour: InnoportAR

Together with the Fraunhofer IML and other project partners, the CML determines which workflows in inland and seaports can be supported by the use of augmented reality. Read the german press release here:




German Norwegian Ocean Forum

In recent years, Norwegian and German maritime players have already established extensive cooperation in the fields of innovation, research and industry.
On 4 December 2018, the German Norwegian Ocean Forum now offers in Hamburg the opportunity to further expand existing cooperation and exchange ideas.



EmissionSEA determines the CO2 emissions of ships

Since the beginning of 2018, shipowners have had to declare the CO2 emissions of their ships in EU waters. In order to validate their information, CML is developing the EmmisionSEA software together with Jakota Design Group GmbH, Wismar University of Applied Sciences and the German Aerospace Center.




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

CML Newsletter 4.18

 The actual Newsletter 4.18 is now available for download. The following topics are addressed in the current issue: Monitoring of CO2-Emissions from Ships, News from the European Maritime Simulator Network EMSN, Augmented Reality for Trimodal Terminals, Digitization of the maritime Transport Chain.


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.


TINA - Techniques for Interactive Nautical AIS data analyses

With the introduction of the Automatic Identification System (AIS), efficiency and safety of the maritime transport could be increased by the automated exchange of position, speed, course and other data. Hence, in the past years a treasury of data of unexcpeted dimensions and possibilities has been accumulated. The objective of TINA is to identify potential interactive applications of the data registered in the course of the digitalization of shipping.


MaLiTuP - Machine Learning in Theory and Practice

Increasing digitalization, rapid developments of machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as exponentially growing accumulation of data and automisation for jobs in data science and research. Digitalization is becoming increasingly important, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for trained personnel in the field of machine learning. One facilitator of maritime digitalization was the introduction of the Automated Identification System, which opened up a number of possibilities using machine learning in the maritime sector. The aim of MaLiTuP is to provide master‘s students of Logistics with an permanent academic offer in the field of machine learning.

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Press Releases

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



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