Our Services in the Innovation Field Port Technologies

Current Challenges

Companies that manufacture and use vehicles, handling technology and assistance systems are currently faced with the task of finding solutions for more efficient processes in the field of automated goods handling. In addition to improved economic efficiency, the safety of port processes is also a focus of consideration. At the same time, there are fewer and fewer skilled personnel on the labor market.

Why CML?

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops innovative solutions for the maritime sector and the associated supply chain. Our interdisciplinary teams use their scientific expertise and extensive project experience to design innovative solutions for technology users, suppliers and service providers. Our employees have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and extensive tools for planning, simulation and optimization. In the new building of the Fraunhofer CML, a versatile laboratory is available on an area of approx. 250 square meters with

  • mobile robots
  • various sensors
  • a motion capture system for precise object location and a control center system for data analysis

Added Value through Research

Through applied research, we develop solutions for issues relating to the transportation of goods and merchandise. Specifically, we support you in the development and introduction of future-proof technologies, processes and products with a focus on automated goods handling. In the field of port technology, we primarily use mobile robots and a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS).

Automation of shunting processes

Automation of pin handling for container wagons using mobile robotics

Decision support for VTS with artificial intelligence

The merging of traffic and monitoring systems is particularly important in coastal areas with high traffic density

Ways to Work Together

We offer various forms of cooperation to suit your specific needs.

A Partner in Scientific Progress

With our range of services, we support you in the development and introduction of future-proof technologies, processes and products.