Former Events

Hamburg Innovation Summit

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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

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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.

Logistics Day

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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

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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

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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.

 

Erfa-KV - Shifting transport to railways

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Hamburg likes to see itself as a gateway to the world. This is not least due to the Port of Hamburg. Germany's largest seaport has a centuries-old tradition in overseas trade, including as an important port for trade with China. At the same time, Hamburg has developed into a central hub for northern Europe due to its location and good connections to inland and seaports. Hamburg is also very well positioned in combined transport: the city is the most important railway junction in northern Germany and transports goods over longer distances mainly by rail and with far more than 1,000 freight trains per week to the hinterland. This is based on the Hamburg Billwerder transhipment station, one of the largest and most modern in Germany, and the Maschen and Süderelbe marshalling yards.
As a metropolitan region, Hamburg not only offers the port and a broad spectrum of logistics companies and experts, but is also home to 100,000 companies and tradesmen registered with the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to large corporations such as Airbus, Beiersdorf, Hapag Lloyd, Helm, Olympus, Otto Versand, Panasonic and Tchibo, many small and medium-sized enterprises also shape the image of the dynamic Hamburg economic zone, which is well networked both nationally and internationally.
The ERFA KV project is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the aim of promoting climate protection by shifting transport to rail by initiating an exchange of experience in combined transport (CT). The first stakeholder meeting in the Hamburg region took place on 23 January 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the premises of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg.

 

2nd Maritime Night

The 2nd Maritime Night took place on the TUHH premises on 10th November 2018 from 5 pm to 10 pm. This year's new questions and development tasks in science and industry of the maritime economic segment were exciting and varied: offshore wind farms, economic area sea, marine technology 4th place: offshore wind farms, marine technology 4th place: offshore wind farms.0, intelligent robotic systems, maritime IT structures, maritime swarm intelligence, maritime use of AI, neuronal networks for digital course control, engine injection optimization and ship operations, oceanology, green ship design, autonomous unmanned ships, green and smart ports, vessel tracking, maritime environmental protection, microplastics, ocean energy, climate change and sea-level rise, trans-Arctic shipping and ship exhaust gas decontamination were just a few keywords for newer areas of development and research.

This year, the Fraunhofer CML presented its planning table, where port layouts were created as well as the ship simulators used to simulate shipping trips and manoeuvres in the Great Belt. The evasive manoeuvres in the busy simulation section made the little captains in particular sweat. There was a lot of discussion, advice was given and tried out in order to transport the ship safely through the route. The event was great fun for everyone.

 

35th German Logistics Congress

The 35th German Logistics Congress took place from 17th to 19th October 2018 in Berlin under the motto "Digital meets Real". More than 120 speakers from logistics, software and real estate companies will present new solutions and visions for the future. As in previous years, the CML was represented in the Hanse Lounge.  

SMM 2018

With more than 2,100 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors from all over the world, SMM maintains its position as the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry. As in previous years, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was represented with a booth at which various institutes exhibited on such diverse topics as sea rescue, hull coating, digital visualization and the use of robots in production. Click here to learn more about Fraunhofer at SMM.

Day of Knowledge 22.09.2018

On 22.09.2018 the smartest day of the year took place on the TUHH premises! The motto of this year's Day of Knowledge was "Technology and Digital Worlds".

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., visitors of all ages were able to experience remarkable research results at exciting events organised by Hamburg universities and non-university institutions. At the CML, it was above all the small visitors to the ship simulators who steered a container ship into the port of Hamburg. Thanks to interconnected monitors and coordinated processes, the individual ship captains were able to see each other. Especially the entry into the port turned out to be tricky. Here one or the other ran aground. Ship collisions also caused a lot of excitement among the participants.

Another highlight was our large planning table - which could convince with touch- and 3D-functions. You could put together your own harbour area, there were hardly any limits to your free imagination. In this way, very individual harbour layouts were created.

This year's Day of Knowledge was a complete success and the premises of the Fraunhofer CML were visited by many visitors with great interest. We are looking forward to the upcoming event in 2019.

 

Erfa-KV Experience Exchange Combined transport

At the kick-off event on 16.08.2018, the projects Experience Exchange Group Combined Transport (ERFA KV), NexTrust and Scandria®2Act were presented. 

The ERFA KV project is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the aim of promoting climate protection by shifting transport to rail by promoting the exchange of experience in combined transport (CT). Following the lecture, the opportunities and strengths of CT were presented within the framework of an impulse lecture and thus suggestions for the discussion were given. 

Finally, it was decided to hold the next ERFA KV meeting at the beginning of 2019. The Fraunhofer CML as the organizer of this event will inform you in time.  

 

Logistics- and Scienceforum

This year's Logistics and Science Forum Hamburg was all about digital supply chain management. More than 25 exhibitors presented innovations on the topics of supply chain and logistics. The Fraunhofer CML presented its solution for optimized crew planning of ship fleets as well as the results of a current study on new business models in the after-sales service of maritime supply companies.

The Forum took place on 7 June 2018 in the BallinStadt Emigration Museum Hamburg.

HHIS - Hamburg Innovation Summit

The Hamburg Innovation Summit is a platform for new technologies and innovations for networking visionaries and founders with future makers from politics, business and science. The Fraunhofer CML presented the latest research results related to the maritime industry. Autonomous navigated ships, intelligent ship management and many other exciting topics were discussed and presented at our joint stand with the CAN (Center for Applied Nanotechnology), IME (Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology) and MEVIS (Frauenhofer Institute for Image-Assisted Medicine). Many visitors visited the stand with great interest and as a result discussions with the exhibitors were able to take place.

The HHIS took place on May 17th, 2018 in the warehouse on the department store canal in Harburg.

MII - Maritime Innovation Insights 2018

The lecture event of the Fraunhofer CML presented the latest research results. Key topics of the CML staff and other speakers were: Digitisation in seaports, decision optimisation using mathematical methods and nautical assistance systems. The event took place on 3rd May 2018 and exceeded the organizers' expectations with more than 70 registrations.

The positive response of the participants led to the decision to let the MII take place again on May 9th, 2019.

Lange Nacht des Wissens

On 04th November 2017, the time had come again: The Lange Nacht des Wissens (Long Night of Knowledge) was awaited with great anticipation by young and old alike. As in previous years, more than 50 universities (including the TUHH) as well as non-university research institutions and many other scientific environments in and around Hamburg opened their doors.

The guests were able to test the ship simulators at Fraunhofer CML and feel like true captains. Mainly ship movements on the Elbe were simulated, where the task was not to run aground and not to collide with oncoming ships. The tasks were successfully mastered and occasional collisions were a source of joy, especially for the little ones. It was a very successful event.

34th German Logistics-Congress

The Logistics-Congress 2017 took place in Berlin from 25th -27th of October 2017. Digitalization was one of the main topics of the event. Innovations are generated by network of companies from different sectors; such as IT, Logistics, Transport and Service as well as Industry, Politics and Science. Many enthusiasts and interested people took their benefit from this unique chance and got information from our team at out stand “the Hanselounge”.

HICL - Hamburg International Conference of Logistics

Recent advances in artificial intelligence and automation, as well as ever-increasing capacities of smart devices, have created a whole new business ecosystem. Additionally, customers are demanding more innovative, more diverse and greener products. This creates numerous challenges for all actors in the supply chain; yet, they also present a chance to create solutions and practices that improve performance and productivity.

HICL 2017 focused on research concepts and ideas that enable these tools and ideas to be used in logistics and SCM, it took place from 12. - 13. October on the area of TU Hamburg

Logistics- and Scienceforum 2017

This years Logistics- and Scienceforum Hamburg (18.05.2017) deals with the advancing digitalization. More than 25 exhibitors present their newest innovations all around the subjects Supply Chain and Logistics. Through this event, the Fraunhofer CML introduces concepts of the condition and prognosis for the upkeep of vessels. In the future, maintenance works can be rapidly recognized and better integrated into the running operation to keep the downtime costs of an operating vessel as low as possible.

Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum Hamburg

This one-day event took place on 3rd of May and focused on innovations, trends and developments in the maritime sector. Topics associated with the process of digitalization such as big data, cyber security and crew management ranked highly on the agenda.

 

Supply Chain Day

Supply Chain Day was 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 informed people about the career options in this sector. You got an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Fraunhofer CML’s ship simulators. Our introductory lecture on the functions and possibilities of simulation-based risk analysis was frequented by many interested people.

transport logistic Munich 2017

From 9th to 12th of May, 2017, transport logistic, a trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, took place in Munich. The trade fair was accompanied by a comprehensive conference program and offered the perfect platform for the presentation of innovative products, technologies and systems in the field of ​​maritime logistics.

As in previous years, the CML exhibited at the Fraunhofer booth in hall B2, booth 501/602. The focus was lying on the presentation of our newly developed "Digitalization Readiness Check", which will help also smaller companies to develop a digitalization strategy.

In addition, the software solution "MITIGATE" was presented to the interested audience, which enables companies in the maritime supply chain to carry out a comprehensive and ongoing risk assessment of their IT systems, and to recognize weak points and threats at an early stage.

MITIGATE at the “Poseidon Med ΙΙ calls at Piraeus” Conference

Prof. Christos Douligeris from the University of Piraeus and Yiannis Papagiannopoulos presented the MITIGATE project at the “Poseidon Med II calls at Piraeus” conference, which took place on 8 December at Piraeus Municipal Theatre in Piraeus, Greece. Poseidon Med II partners from the shipping industry, marine governmental officials and industry experts discussed the projected developments towards the wide adoption of LNG as an alternative fuel for shipping.

Successful trade fair appearance by Fraunhofer CML at Intermodal Europe 2016

Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries, and covers all areas of container, transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers, key industry professionals and global leading exhibitors. Katrin Brümmerstedt gave a presentation on the topic of 'Performance Analysis Tools for Seaports and their Hinterland Connection' on November 15.

SMM 2016 Calendar of Events

As part of the VESTVIND project, Fraunhofer CML, TRENZ AG and the DVV Media Group organized two workshops on the subject of determination of ship arrival times. The workshops took place on September 7, from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm and from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm in room B5.4.

Also on September 7 at 4 pm, the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany hosted its stand event at booth 117, hall B7.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jahn gave a presentation on the topic of "Logistics optimization for offshore wind parks through simulation based on real-time data" as part of the Offshore Dialogue. The event took place on September 8 at 2:45 pm in the conference room Chicago.

SMM 2016 in Hamburg

With over 2,100 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from all over the world, SMM continues to cement its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar, year after year. This extremely high number of visitors reflects the broad range on offer at this trade fair. SMM was attended by top shipbuilders, key players in the value chain, operators and service providers from 6th to 9th of September.

IAME International Association of Maritime Economics 2016

The main event for the Association is its Annual Conference that brings together academics from every corner of the Planet every year to a different location. The IAME Annual Conference is an opportunity for the world scientific community to meet and discuss current research topics and to contribute to the development of maritime economics and management as an independent discipline. The conference, for the first time in Germany, took place in  Hamburg from 23th to 26th of August.

Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016

Representing Fraunhofer CML at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam from 21st – 23rd June, Hans-Christoph Burmeister gave a lecture on the subject of “Autonomous navigation – results from the MUNIN unmanned vessel testbed”.

TOC Europe in Hamburg

The Fraunhofer CML exhibited at the Terminal Operator Conference TOC Europe 2016 in Hamburg. The TOC is the global meeting place for representatives from ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. The exhibition is a showcase for port and terminal technology and operations and the conference focuses on collaboration within the container supply chain. Featuring over 160 companies from around the world, the TOC Europe Exhibition is the undisputed global showcase for the latest in port operations, equipment and technology solutions.

Hamburg Innovation Summit #HHIS

This years HAMBURG INNOVATION SUMMIT (#HHIS) took place on May, 30. It is a platform for new technologies and innovations for networking visionaries, founders and future designers from business, politics and science. Aim is to provide targeted and strengthening a common understanding of the performance of Hamburg in the area of ​​technology and innovation.

Fraunhofer CML presented its innovative Shore Control Centre.

European Maritime Day 2016 in Turku

The Fraunhofer CML took part in the European Maritime Day, which is celebrated annually in Europe around 20 May. European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss, and forge joint action. Its ninth edition took place in Turku, Finland with a stimulating conference on 18-19 May 2016 and an attractive lineup of activities for the general public on 20-22 May 2016.

Digital Ship 2016 in Hamburg

Digital Ship returned to Hamburg from 24th - 25th February for the 7th consecutive year. This year, the event focused on issues around innovation, efficiency and smart strategies. The last few years have seen significant advances in maritime technology. How is the industry adapting to these new technologies and making the most of them? How can shipping companies utilise these developments best to increase operational efficiency and - perhaps most importantly - what do they mean to the bottom line? Digital Ship Hamburg 2016 evaluated recent developments and trends and look to trigger discussion and debate on how these can impact ROI  and make the shipping industry smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

6th Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA)

Transport Research Arena 2016 – The most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders:  researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers.

The Fraunhofer CML took part in this years Transport Research Arena Conference -TRA 2016, which took place in Warsaw from 18th to 21st,  April 2016. The main theme of TRA 2016 was MOVING FORWARD Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility.

Supply Chain Day 2016

On April, 21 companies from the industrial, trading and logistics services sectors in 20 countries took around 30.000 visitors behind the scenes of logistics and supply chain management on many events - free of charge. Participants were able to gain an insight into the wide variety of logistics and supply chain management activities performed every day. The Fraunhofer CML opened it´s doors and showcase it´s logistics and supply chain management projects.

e-Navigation underway 2016

For the fourth time in a row, the Fraunhofer CML took part in the e-Navigation underway conference onboard the ferry M/S Pearl Seaways traveling Copenhagen – Oslo – Copenhagen from 02.02.16 to 04.02.16.  

INTERMODAL EUROPE 2015

Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries, and covers all areas of container, transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provided an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers, key industry professionals and global leading exhibitors. In this connection, Dr. Svenja Töter from the Fraunhofer CML gave a lecture on "Hinterland transports: Discover potentials by simulation".

6. Night of Science Hamburg

Together with other universities, research institutes and scientific institutions, the Fraunhofer CML participated in the sixth Night of Science at the 7th of November in Hamburg. In this context, the Fraunhofer CML presented it´s innovative planning environment.

32nd International Supply Chain Conference

The International Supply Chain Conference is the most important annual logistics event in Europe. It became the central meeting point for managers in Germany. Additionally, more and more international guests join the event in order to benefit from knowledge sharing and focused communication. As a logo-partner and exhibitor, the Fraunhofer CML joined the 32nd International Supply Chain Conference from 28. to 30. October in Berlin.

Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)

The Fraunhofer CML joined the 10th anniversary of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics 2015 (HICL)  at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) on 24 & 25 September 2015.

The conference covered areas like Risk and Security Management, Innovation and Technology Management, to that of Research Methods. Heading into the next decade, the anniversary event of the HICL focused especially on research concepts and ideas in Logistics and Supply Chain Management that take learnings from the past and address todays and future challenge.  

08 - 12 June: MUNIN Final Event 2015

The MUNIN final event took place on 2 days from June 11 -12 in Hamburg and Rostock. Amongst others, Hans-Christoph Burmeister presented the solutions and results of the EU-MUNIN-project "Maritime unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks".

09 - 11 June: TOC Europe 2015 in Rotterdam

The Fraunhofer CML exhibited at the Terminal Operator Conference TOC Europe 2015 in Rotterdam. The TOC is the global meeting place for representatives from ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. The exhibition is a showcase for port and terminal technology and operations and the conference focuses on collaboration within the container supply chain. Featuring over 160 companies from around the world, the TOC Europe Exhibition is the undisputed global showcase for the latest in port operations, equipment and technology solutions.

01 - 05 June: Nor shipping in Oslo

The Nor Shipping took place on 4 days from Tuesday, 02. June to Friday, 05. June 2015 in Oslo. Hans-Christoph Burmeister from the Fraunhofer CML shortly refered to the MUNIN-project.

Nor Shipping is an international shipping exhibition and conference and one of the most important meeting places for the global maritime industry. In addition to the technology showcased by leaders in the market, Nor-Shipping is also the place to be to develop personal networks, build competence and share information. Visitor groups include ship owners and managers, shipyards, maritime organisations, port authorities and many more. The conference will feature both presentations and roundtable discussions.

01 - 05 June 2015: IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg

The 29th IAPH World Ports Conference took place in Hamburg from June 1-5, 2015. The week-long conference is the premier event of the global port industry.

The international association of ports and and harbours (IAPH) represents more than 200 ports from 90 nations. The Fraunhofer CML exhibited at the IAPH.

05 - 08 May 2015: transport logistic in Munich

The transport logistic is the leading international exhibition for logistics, mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management, which presents the entire value chain and the major international market leaders out of the transport and logistics sector. 52.000 trade visitors, among them a high proportion of executives with decision-making powers on investment, from 110 countries, are proofing the undisputed position of this leading trade fair in the logistics branch.

The event was accompanied by an extensive conference programme about newsworthy trends, innovations and future markets. As in the last year, the Fraunhofer CML exhibited at the Fraunhofer-stand and participated in the CeMAT-Hafenforum.

18 - 19 März 2015: Digital Ship in Hamburg

Digital Ship returned to Hamburg for the 6th consecutive year. This year, the event focused on issues around innovation, efficiency and smart strategies. In this connection, the Fraunhofer CML presented its current digital solutions on manpower planning and documentation and the current development in eNavigation.

27 – 29 Jan 2015: MUNIN on E-Navigation Underway 2015

For the third time in a row MUNIN was presented when the international e-Navigation community met at the e-Navigation underway conference onboard the ferry M/S Pearl Seaways traveling Copenhagen – Oslo – Copenhagen. Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Fraunhofer CML, shortly refered to the integration of the MUNIN testbed in his presentation “The European Maritime Simulation Network: planned and possible future uses“ on January 28.