Hamburg Innovation Summit
The Hamburg Innovation Summit (HHIS) took place on 23rd May 2019 and once again, the event brought around 1.500 interested visionaries, founders and future designers together, this time at the Fischauktionshalle (Altona). Launched as a platform for new technologies and innovations, HHIS 4.0 is now to be expanded into a "Transfer Innovation Network". It addressed actors from all areas: Industry and technology, digital and creative industries, natural sciences, economics and the humanities.
HHIS is the annual meeting place for the innovation scene in the Hamburg metropolitan region, where all Fraunhofer insitutions based in Hamburg present jointly the latest research results.
Maritime Innovation Insights MII 2019
The second MII of the CML took place at the 9th of May at the TUHH and the organizers were happy about a fully booked event. The concept of the MII: pure research. In the three sessions "Digital & Autonomous Ports", "Maritime Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence" and "Smart & Green Shipping" current research projects were presented by external speakers and scientists of the CML and discussed with the participants.
In the first lecture block the development of a remote controlled tugboat for port manoeuvres was presented by a project partner of the CML in the project FernSAMS. With the help of Augmented Reality, this remote control is implemented at the CML in an application-oriented manner.
In the second session, the development of robot-based applications in ports for the investigation of ship hulls, quays and seabed conditions in the RoboVaaS project was explained. At the CML, the prototype of a research vessel is built for RoboVaaS, which consists of an autonomous surface vehicle connected with a diving robot.
And in the third session, Terje Lade, inventor of the VindskipTM, presented the current state of his development of the carrier, which aims to reduce energy consumption pragmatically and dramatically at the same time with a drive concept consisting of LNG and wind propulsion through the sailing characteristics of the ship's hull.The concluding discussion about the hype or potential of digital business models in the maritime industry gave exciting examples of both results - and the impression that it is important to follow such models.
Offshore wind energy will continue to be expanded off the German coasts in the coming years. Efficient transshipment facilities on land and sophisticated logistics concepts are required in order to supply the construction sites at sea with their special requirements on time.
The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML and the Institute for Maritime Logistics MLS at the Technical University of Hamburg are addressing this issue and have created a technological environment for virtual port and terminal planning. Through the combination of intuitive layout planning and direct 3D visualisation, initial planning results can be achieved in the shortest possible time, paving the way for diverse decisions:
How can handling and warehouse processes be optimally designed? Where can routes be saved? Which overall concept is the best alternative?
Trade visitors and the interested public were cordially invited to find out more about solutions to these and other questions on Logistics Day (11 April 2019). In addition to a brief introduction to virtual tools, the programme also included a chance to try out the planning process at the 3D planning table.
Crew Connect Europe
GST Europe 2019 Conference, co-located with Shipping2030 Europe, is a leading platform for developing new business strategies, discussion of regulatory compliance, sustainability strategies, new trends and emerging technologies across the supply chain. There were many ways to get involved and to connect with over 450 maritime professionals who attend Shipping2030 and GST conferences on an annual basis. We wiere joined by the IMO, the International Association of Ports and Harbors, BIMCO, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Smart Green Shipping Alliance, Maersk Line and many more!
The event took place from 10- 11 April in Hamburg.
Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum
The event took place on 20th February 2019 and will focussed on innovations, trends and developments in the maritime sector. The ongoing digitalization is of particular importance. Other topics such as big data, cyber security and crew management were presented to an interested audience. The CML's group Ship and Information Management presented their newest ideas at the CIO Forum in Hamburg.