Our aim: strengthening the maritime sector

The German Maritime Centre is an independent institution that supports the maritime sector. We focus on innovative strength and the topics of the future to ensure that the industry continues to occupy a leading position in international competition.

Knowledge and technology transfer

With our work, we want to contribute to advancing digitalisation and automation in the maritime industry.

Environment, sustainability and climate change

The transformation to a climate-neutral economy is a task for the maritime industry and the entire industrialised world.

Bright minds and (young) talent

The maritime industry will continue to need qualified and committed people in the future. There are many training options and career opportunities – including for people who want to move into a new career in the maritime industry.

Cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary orientation

We want to support networking, utilise research results, promote innovation, strengthen future orientation. In doing so, we focus on four priorities.

NEWS

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The German Maritime Centre at the SMM:
Our Programme

1 June 2022

 

Challenges for the supply chains of the future

27 April 2022

 

Future energy carrier for ships

Issues and projects

“Adhesive Bonding in Shipbuilding” guideline in development

“Adhesive Bonding in Shipbuilding” guideline in development

Since October 2020, the German Maritime Centre has been heading the “Adhesive Bonding in Shipbuilding” guideline committee, which is developing a uniform standard for the use of bonding technologies in shipbuilding.

Business development for the maritime industry

Business development for the maritime industry

Business development is driven by innovative ideas. We want to connect innovative maritime actors with each other, support them in fostering an innovative environment and raise awareness of new trends.

Energy carrier of the future – fuel analysis in shipping by ship segment

Energy carrier of the future – fuel analysis in shipping by ship segment

From fossil fuels to regenerative energy. An initial overview of the fuels and energy sources available for shipping.

Outstanding academic maritime teaching

Outstanding academic maritime teaching

German Maritime Centre announces competition

Background – bunkering regulations in German seaports

Background – bunkering regulations in German seaports

In the summer of 2020, the German Maritime Centre commissioned a study to develop “Guidelines for the Harmonised Regulation of Alternative Fuel Bunkering in German Seaports”. The document contains proposals for the safe and efficient bunkering ...

International field analysis on use cases for autonomous maritime systems

International field analysis on use cases for autonomous maritime systems

Paper on a survey of the basis for strategic coordination regarding international knowledge and technology transfer

Hydrogen-powered inland waterway vessels

Hydrogen-powered inland waterway vessels

New study looks at the European Standard laying down Technical Regulations for Inland Navigation Vessels (ES-TRIN) and develops proposals for broadening the regulation to cover vessels with fuels with a flashpoint of

Attracting the next generation

Attracting the next generation

To ensure that the maritime industry will continue to employ well-qualified, committed people in the future, we support the industry in the battle for bright minds and young talent.

Background – Future fuels

Background – Future fuels

What role will alternative fuels play in shipping?

Green shipping, maritime sovereignty and retaining expertise

Green shipping, maritime sovereignty and retaining expertise

Study on financing instruments in the maritime industry completed

Social media for the maritime industry

Social media for the maritime industry

Communication via social media is a kind of social interaction whose success depends on authenticity and approachability. We want to bring together maritime stakeholders and support them in the targeted use of social media.

The role of the maritime industry in establishing a German hydrogen industry

The role of the maritime industry in establishing a German hydrogen industry

October 2021: German Maritime Centre publishes results of its hydrogen study for the maritime industry

Evaluation of the procedure for levying import VAT

Evaluation of the procedure for levying import VAT

The German Maritime Centre has commissioned a study to evaluate the due-date model introduced on 1 December 2020 for the levying of import VAT.

EU funding for maritime research and development in Germany

EU funding for maritime research and development in Germany

Within the European Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, the sub-sectors of the maritime industry acquired funding for a wide range of projects throughout Germany in the years 2014–2020.

Zero-emission waterborne transport

Zero-emission waterborne transport

The German Maritime Centre is a member of Waterborne, an industry-focused technology platform whose mission is to establish a continuous dialogue between all maritime stakeholders and the EU institutions, including the member states.

European funding programmes

European funding programmes

Inform | Co-create | Coordinate

Bunker guidance for alternative fuels in German seaports

Bunker guidance for alternative fuels in German seaports

Guidelines for the harmonised regulation of alternative fuels bunkering in German seaports published (February 2021)

Offshore test centre marine technology

Offshore test centre marine technology

Market and potential analysis study commissioned

Modernisation of coasters and inland waterway vessels

Modernisation of coasters and inland waterway vessels

Study to develop proposals to incentivise a sustainable modernisation of coaster and inland waterway vessels.

Adhesive technologies for shipbuilding

Adhesive technologies for shipbuilding

Study providing an overview of the development and application of adhesive bonding in shipbuilding completed

Maritime Research Forum 2019 – Report

Maritime Research Forum 2019 – Report

Science meets business was the motto of the second Maritime Research Forum in November 2019, which took place in cooperation with Helmut Schmidt University under the title: “Future Fuels, Energy and Propulsion Systems”

Expert report on water law

Expert report on water law

An efficient and available infrastructure is the backbone of the maritime economy. Water law plays a key role in all projects to expand maritime infrastructure. But uncertainties exist in its application, both for businesses and for the authorities.

 

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We want to map the diversity of the maritime sector and support its sustainable transformation as well as connecting interested people and maritime stakeholders with each other.  

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