Fields of Research

Our four Research Fields at a Glance



Ports are highly complex logistics hubs in which a wide variety of technical systems - from ships to cranes to vehicles - are networked together in limited areas via time-critical processes.


Maritime Logistics

Digital networking of the various players and transparency along the maritime transport chain are drivers for efficient, safe and sustainable logistics processes and systems.



Future-oriented fleet management builds on the intelligent use of comprehensive data on ship management and operation, weather, cargo and markets.


Autonomous maritime Technologies

Innovative ship concepts are oriented toward the goal of the autonomous ship. They are characterized by extensive automation, intensive connectivity and sustainable technologies.