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 Forum Waterborne Flyer

In order to bundle the traffic-related competencies of its member institutes, the Fraunhofer Transport Alliance works in individual traffic areas in various working groups.
The aim of the working group Waterborne is to support the work of shipping companies, shipyards, ports and logistics service providers and to develop tailor-made solutions for customers.
Visit the working group Waterborne at SMM 2018 and read more about the member institutes here.


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!


Shared booth on the SMM 2018 in Hamburg

SMM - Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology - takes place every two years at the Hamburg Exhibition Centre. As part of a joint Fraunhofer stand, Fraunhofer facilities will present current research results and expertise from various fields.  

Read more about the Fraunhofer booth on this SMM information page.


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.  

More information can be found here.

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.



AIRCOAT: Revolution in ship hull coating?

The project AIRCOAT: an innovative, self-adhesive film system for ship hulls will be launched under the direction of Fraunhofer CML on May 1st. It is based on the model from nature: the salvinia plant, which holds a thin layer of air between its leaves and the water. Applied to the hulls, this effect can reduce water resistance and fuel consumption by 25%. Red more about this innovation here

New CML Newsletter 1.18

 The new newsletter 1.18 is now available for download. The following topics are addressed in the current issue: Improvement of Container inspection use of non-intrusive technologies / MII - Maritime Innovation Insights of the CML lectures on ports and shipping of the future / Realistic nautical traffic simulations in endlish channel and southern Baltic Sea / Risk Assessment for IT Infrastructures - Maritime Cyber Security in focus




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.