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.  


Fraunhofer at the SMM 2018

The SMM Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology is the largest
maritime trade fair in Europe. Here innovations are presented, contacts
maintained and networks expanded. 50,000 visitors from all over the world are expected at the Hamburg Exhibition Centre in September.
The CML will once again be present on a joint stand with six other Fraunhofer institutes. Click here to learn more about Fraunhofer at the SMM.

Read more in our flyer and visit us at booth 319 in hall B6!

AIRCOAT - save the date

The Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing (AIRCOAT) project promotes a groundbreaking technology with a high potential to revolutionise the ship-coating sector by reducing energy consumption and ship emissions. AIRCOAT aims to develop a biomimetic passive air lubrication technology inspired by the Salvinia effect. To participate and join this workshop and the presentations during the SMM, please click here .


Fraunhofer-Forum Waterborne on the SMM 2018 in Hamburg

The Waterborne working group of the Fraunhofer Transportation Alliance is organizing its Fraunhofer Forum Waterborne at SMM 2018 (September 4-7, Hamburg). On September 5, visitors can expect exciting lectures and a concluding discussion on the topic of "Shipping under extreme conditions" by Fraunhofer internal and external speakers. Please click for the agenda here, for more information here.

CML Newsletter 2.18

 The actual Newsletter 2.18 is now available for download. The following topics are addressed in the current issue: AIRCOAT: Revolution in Hull Coating? / After Sales Services: New Opportunities with Digital Business Models / German Ports: Determination of Employment Effects / SMM 2018: Fraunhofer Shows Highlights of Maritime Research



Safe ship operations with SCEDAS

The Fraunhofer CML presents SCEDAS:

SCEDAS is a decision support system which assists the planner to calculate detailed work schedules for every seaman.
Read more about SCEDAS in our
product information below or visit the SCEDAS homepage!

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 lead to new jobs in the areas of IT, data science and research. Likewise in the field of (maritime) logistics, 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 additional permanent academic offer in the field of machine learning.

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.



MII - Maritime Innovation Insights

The first lecture event MII of the Fraunhofer CML presented the latest research results. The determining topics were: Digitisation in seaports, decision optimisation using mathematical methods and nautical assistance systems. On 3 May 2018, more than 70 participants also had the opportunity to exchange views with the researchers and other speakers. The consistently positive response has laid the foundation for the MII to take place again on 9 May 2019.