Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services

Welcome to the Fraunhofer CML

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops innovative solutions for the maritime sector and the maritime supply chain. We support companies and institutions from shipping, port management and logistics in initiating and implementing future-oriented technologies and processes. 




Fraunhofer @ SMM 2024

Meet us at SMM in Hamburg from September 3 to 6, 2024. At the Fraunhofer booth 327 in hall B6, the institutes of Fraunhofer Waterborne will present innovative solutions.  

We look forward to your visit!


Maritime Innovation Update - online updates every Friday at 12 noon

What is the status of new innovations for the maritime industry? What practical solutions are there and what is currently being researched? Sign up for our MIU Maritime Innovation Updates - solutions and innovations for the maritime industry in 15 minutes.  


Newsletter 2.24 published

The topics: Topics: Use of robot dogs with AR/VR, autonomous waterdrone missions in crisis areas, remote control of terminal vehicles in ports


New Product Sheet on Cybersecurity

It is a major challenge for both integrators and shipping companies to conduct cybersecurity tests for different topologies and components

Selected Documents for Download


Studie "Fleet Management Systems 2024"

The 6th edition of our market overview has been published! Find more information and an excerpt for download here:


Product sheets

Our product sheet "SCEDAS® healthcare", hot off the press, shows how proven software can be transferred from the maritime sector to another industry. You can find more interesting product sheets in the Press section. 


New study on autonomous ships

Arguments for autonomous shipping can be found in more favorable cost structures and more punctual travel times. The authors of our new study have examined these relationships in detail. Read more in the extended outline of the study and order the full study!


Quantum Computing in Maritime Logistics

The Fraunhofer CML combines knowledge and experience in maritime logistics, mathematical optimization, and quantum computing, making it the perfect candidate to support businesses in adopting this new technology. Read about new applications in our White Paper!


AR Deployment on Board - New White Paper Published

The use of augmented reality offers great opportunities to perform maneuvers even more safely and efficiently than before. Read our new white paper to find out what opportunities are opening up and how we support companies in implementing them.


Project B ZERO: CML develops the watchfree bridge

In our new research project "B ZERO", the CML designs the concept of the watchfree bridge. Under the leadership of the CML, funded by the program "Maritime Technologien der nächsten Generation" (Next Generation of Maritime Technologies), sensor technologies and decision support systems are being developed to enable a temporary watchfree bridge on merchant ships.


Study "Machine Learning in Maritime Logistics"

Download the study on "Machine Learning in Maritime Logistics" now and read about it in the HANSA International Maritime Journal!

SCEDAS - Workforce Planning. Mathematically Optimized.

SCEDAS® is a software system for personnel deployment that supports the planner in calculating detailed work schedules. Read here how SCEDAS® makes personnel planning more flexible and helps to optimize it.

Registration for our Mailings


Coming Events

Meet the CML! We are on the road as exhibitors and speakers at many events in our new building, in the region and in other European countries. Here you can find the current overview:



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