Research of practical utility lies at the heart of all activities pursued by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Founded in 1949, the research organization undertakes applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains more than 80 research units in Germany, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. The majority of the more than 18,000 staff is qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of €1.65 billion.
Institute caring out the work: Fraunhofer CML
The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) conducts professional contract research for private and public sector clients in the maritime industry, including ports, terminal operators, shipping companies and logistics service providers. To achieve this, innovative, customer focused problem solutions for the maritime supply chain are developed and implemented.
The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services is situated at the Hamburg University of Technology together with the Institute for Maritime Logistics. As successors of the Institute of Ship Operation, Sea Transport and Simulation (ISSUS) both benefit from ISSUS’ exemplary projects, such as EFFORTS, ISETEC-II and IMOTRIS. Besides T-TRANS Fraunhofer CML is also currently involved in the EU projects Green EFFORTS, MUNIN, Amber Coast Logistics and I-C-EU.
Role in the project
Fraunhofer will provide its know-how through all the implementation of the project, especially in what regards to WP3 (Technology Mapping): bringing know-how on ITS applications in the maritime mode; WP2 (Analysis of present EU transport Research framework): collaborating in the collection of existing data and WP4 (Market Roadmap): bringing a wide experience in adjusting technological solutions to market and industrial needs, especially in the logistics and maritime sectors.