Ship and Information Management

Ship and Information Management

Ship and Information Management

Modern maritime information management on board and on land offers significant efficiency and economic profitability. The focus lies on personnel and procurement processes, that often represent large parts of the operational costs. The CML develops and pilots individual solutions for its customers to optimize business processes for the operation and control of shipping fleets.


Core Competences:

• Development of environments to support personnel requirement planning and crew scheduling decisions
• Mathematical optimization for planning decisions
• Strategic procurement planning for the supply of fleets
• Support with the conceptual design and optimization of after-sales services in the maritime supplier industry
• Development of new information and communication technologies

Here you will find detailed information on a selection of our products, solutions and references

Our information sheets provide detailed information about individual products, solutions and references from our fields of activity in Ship and Information Management. You can access and download the information via the adjacent link.

Products, solutions and references

Study Fleet Management Systems 2018

The latest issue of the study series "Fleet Management Systems" has been published! 

As with every new edition, we have identified new focal points and performance components of the software solutions this year: data integration and condition based maintenance. The study series examined 33 providers in 2011 and 38 providers in 2017/2018. Their confidence in the market is strong. While the estimated market growth for 2016 was expected to be between 5 and 11%, the expectations for 2018 are between 14 and 16%.  

"Fleet Management Systems 2018" is available in English as an EBook and in print at



The Fraunhofer CML presents the decision support system SCEDAS for the planning and documentation of working and rest times for each crew member of a ship fleet according to requirements.

Research, studies and results

Digitalization of Service in the Maritime Supplier Industry

The new VDMA study "Digitalization of Service in the Maritime Supplier Industry" highlights important findings for the future of the maritime economy in Germany. The Fraunhofer CML supported the AG Marine Equipment and Systems of the VDMA in carrying out the study.  

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!