Transport Analysis and Prognosis

Efficiency with Simulation -  Mapping, Designing and Optimizing Processes in Ports, Terminals and in Transport

With simulation and optimisation, you can secure your investment decisions, find optimisation potential in existing systems or coordinate the commissioning of new facilities with your overall system. We carry out optimisation projects for you on the basis of simulations on various issues inthe port sector, such as:

• Logistics Processes in Terminals

• Traffic Flows in Ports

and on factory premises (Road, Water, Rail) Our simulation studies are characterised by their high quality, which we achieve by bringing in our many years of expertise from working with port infrastructure companies and terminal operators.

Logistics - a Growth Sector: Exploit Regional Potential

By analyzing the development of transport demand and transport supply, it is possible to assess the profitability of an investment. The structured preparation of a transport market analysis provides a well-founded assessment of your situation and the impact of your decisions on a planned investment.

Transport Markets: Analyzes and Forecasts

The changing logistics requirements of Germany require the planning of transport networks in order to increase the added value of a region. The future demand for transport needs to be assessed, the budget needs to bring maximum benefit and at the same time, topics such as sustainability and safety are in the foreground. This is to be worked out in a target-oriented regional development concept.

European Freight Model - EFM

The European Freight Model is a tool for the efficient analysis of freight transport including its planning, comparison of scenarios of future traffic, infrastructure investments and much more. The model improves efficiency, reduces investment risks and can be easily adapted to compare all inputs.

Efficient Logistics Systems Planning with Visualization and Optimization

Several planning alternatives can be generated from a variety of terminal layouts, expansion options and capacity forecasts. In spite of this complexity, logistics system planning has to generate economical, sustainable and flexible solutions. This flyer explains a complete planning process, from the definition of customer requirements to the final system decision.

Green Energy Mix for Ports and Terminals

Responsible use of natural resources has been influencing the development of ports and terminals for some time now. The Fraunhofer CML presents three phases that enable decision making bases for achieving ecological goals in the port. Pioneering positions, such as the partially autonomous generation of electricity on the terminal site or the conversion of the handling facility, will also be discussed.


Decision Support for Selecting Terminal Operating Systems

The TOS is responsible for the management, planning and control of goods flows and warehousing and links them with the optimal use of equipment and personnel. A digital representation of the real processes simplifies management and control, so that the processes are best adapted to the needs of the terminal.

Port Logistics for Offshore Wind Energy

By 2030, more than 100 new German offshore wind farms are to be built in the Baltic and North Sea. In order to fulfil this major logistical task, it is necessary to have terminals with appropriate infrastructure, sufficient storage space and connectivity. A simulation of the operational processes according to individual specifications is therefore indispensable when selecting a suitable terminal layout.

Developing and Evaluating Logistics Concepts for Offshore Wind Farms

Strong swell and long distances to ports with spare parts are just some of the reasons why logistics costs account for 20 percent of total costs. For this reason, it is crucial that ships, materials and personnel are directly synchronized and delays are avoided.

Building Maritime Logistics Competences through Simulation Management Games

Participants in the Fraunhofer CML simulation will learn to understand the interrelationships in maritime logistics and their effects on the value chain. The aim is to use simulations, concepts and analyses to design a process in which the participants get a basic understanding of maritime logistics.