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.  


New CML Newsletter 4.17

 The new newsletter 4.17 is now available for download. The following topics are addressed in the current issue: New study on fleet management systems / Coupling of layout planning and simulation of terminals / Optimisation of procurement of spare parts / Data input for European transport policy




SMART4SEA E-Navigation Award

Our project STM Validation is nominated for the SMART4SEA E-Navigation Award 2018! The competition is numerous, but we hope to be able to convince again with our innovative products after last year's victory. For further information and the votes, please refer to the SAFETY4SEA homepage.

Registration: World's largest Ship Simulation Network EMSN

The simulation program EMSN is working to improve the exchange of information and route guidance in maritime transport and to reduce waiting times in ports. For the next simulation runswe are looking for captains, pilots and ship officers. Information and registration can be found here 

MITIGATE Newsletter 03

The third newsletter presenting the innovative Risk Management System MITIGATE is available for download. MITIGATE is forthcoming as a cloud solution. As soon as business processes are started, they are examined with external information on current threats and safety precautions. In early summer 2017, the implementation phase begins, in which partners and companies can get to know and to use the software.

More information at: http://www.mitigateproject.eu/


Offshore-Wind Parks - Optimization of Logistics Costs

How are offshore wind parks built and maintained at a low cost level? Is there an optimal logistics concept? Can operating costs be reduced by improved processes? These important questions are answered by the dissertation "Simulation-based Evaluation of Operation and Maintenance Logistics Concepts for Offshore Wind Power Plants" by Dr. Torsten Münsterberg, scientist at Fraunhofer CML


Digitalization of Seaports

What opportunities does digitalization offer to seaports? This question is posed by many decision-makers in the port sector and the maritime supply chain. The Fraunhofer CML and the Hamburg Port Authority have now published a book together. Find the brochure here, which gives you a first insight into the results. The book can be ordered from www.verlag.fraunhofer.de


STM Services in Practice

The Sea Traffic Management project presents itself in a new and informative short film illustrating the advantages and services of the project. Join the M/S Validator on its way from New York to Umeå, Sweden, and see the STM services in practice. Enjoy!


April 27: Fraunhofer CML opens its doors

Supply Chain Day is a day of action with companies from industry, trade and the logistics services sector allowing the public to gain insight into the diversity of logistics and supply chain management activities and inform people about the career options in this sector. You will get an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Fraunhofer CML’s ship simulators. We would like to invite you to an introductory lecture on the functions and possibilities of simulation-based risk analysis.

MITIGATE Newsletter 02

The second newsletter presenting the innovative Risk Management System MITIGATE is available for download. The system's core is an open simulation environment that can be used to simulate and analyze possible risk scenarios in the field of cybersecurity. Furthermore these simulations can help to better predict and therefore avoid hazards in the future. Moreover the system can provide for more transparency in handling risks and hazards. MITIGATE is granted within the framework of the EU research program „Horizon 2020“ and has a duration of 30 months.

More information at: http://www.mitigateproject.eu/


Crew Management - Not a Question of Leaving it to Chance

The crew planning software CCO developed by Fraunhofer CML is already being used by renowned companies in the ship management. Now the developers can be pleased about the evaluation of the software by the German Flag administration.

New Study "Terminal Operating Systems 2016" Released

The worldwide market of terminal operating systems is very heterogeneous. It is characterized by many providers, each of them offering various products. The market survey is supposed to enable terminal operators to select the best product for their terminal. The third issue of this study provides an updated list of companies providing TOS systems including their products and features as well as new insights regarding future developments of software support for terminal operation.


MUNIN final brochure released

After three years of research, the results of the MUNIN project for unmanned sea navigation are now published in a final brochure.

Customer Retention, Increase in Profits: New CML Study about After Sales Services

With a turnover of 12 billion euros in 2014 the maritime supply industry makes a decisive contribution
to the value added in the German maritime sector.
A customeroriented
after sales service can help the companies to increase their turnover and revenues, set
themselves apart from the competitors and create a long-term customer retention.