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.  


RoboVaaS at the MarTERA Conference

At the conference of the MarTERA funding programme in Trondheim in September, the results of the project to date were presented, including the test ship built at the CML and the solutions for underwater communication and orientation. Read more about RoboVaaS in the MarTERA Newsletter.


Information Security in Maritime Transport

The CML is a member of the BSI Expert Group (BSI: Federal Office for Information Security) for more cyber security in maritime transport. In this context, the IT-Grundschutzkompendium for shipping companies will be developed. The CML will contribute competences from the fields of information security and software security for maritime developments as well as from organizational and technical ship operation.

Internationales Symposium "Digital Platforms for Maritime Safety and Security Applications"

Within the framework of the National Master Plan Maritime Technologies NMMT, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy promotes the "Expansion of Germany as a high-tech location for maritime technologies and the strengthening of the technological excellence of German marine technology". In view of the complex framework conditions of the maritime economy resulting from external influences and opportunities from digitization and technological developments, new developments in the fields of "Safety and Security" will be shown and discussed at the symposium on 23 to 24 October 2019 in Bremerhaven. The CML will exhibit the research projects ARTUS and TINA.


SCIPPER: Shipping Contributions to Inland Pollution Push for the Enforcement of Regulations

In the SCIPPER project, 18 research partners are investigating which tools can be used to measure pollutants in ship exhaust gases. The CML is developing an onboard sensor system for measuring ship emissions and an environmental shipping monitoring center.


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.

Newest Documents for Download

White Paper Maintenance Management released

A proper technical management and crewing of ships are nowadays of high importance, since expenses for crew as well as for maintenance make up a major part of the operating costs of merchant vessels. A smart integration of maintenance tasks into crew scheduling procedures is a key factor for an effective resource utilization and safe ship operation. Modern ways to improve their interaction based on mathematical optimization are presented in the latest white paper of Fraunhofer CML.



CML Newsletter 3.19

 Here you can find the current newsletter of the CML. In this issue the following topics are addressed: Determination of the employment effects of German ports, digitalisation of ship operation and exchange of maritime data via a platform for all. Have fun reading!! 


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! 


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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