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

12 December 2023

 

Employer branding 4.0:
Practical study on
recruiting young talents and specialists

31 August 2023

 

White paper: Securing young talent
in the maritime industry

25 July 2023

 

Maritime sector can shape energy transition
and strengthen Germany as a location
for business and industry.

Issues and projects

Employer branding 4.0: Digital candidate journey in the maritime industry

Employer branding 4.0: Digital candidate journey in the maritime industry

Practical study on recruiting young talent and specialists via digital channels with the help of candidate persona profiles

Digital bunkering platform

Digital bunkering platform

The German Maritime Centre has commissioned the design of a publicly accessible digital bunkering platform.

Securing young talent

Securing young talent

Study and white paper on the expectations and aspirations of the next generation in the maritime industry

Maritime hydrogen users – study on the hydrogen demand of Germany’s maritime sector

Maritime hydrogen users – study on the hydrogen demand of Germany’s maritime sector

Maritime sector can shape energy transition and strengthen Germany’s role as a location for business and industry.

Potential analysis on the relevance of digital communication

Potential analysis on the relevance of digital communication

June 2023: study on digital communication as a competitive factor for companies in the maritime industry in Germany

EU funding programmes

EU funding programmes

How is Horizon Europe being received by the German maritime sector? Initial findings from the 2021–2022 funding period

Evaluation of import VAT collection procedures

Evaluation of import VAT collection procedures

Pushing ahead with the introduction of an offsetting-based collection procedure in Germany

Maritime Research Forum 2023 – report

Maritime Research Forum 2023 – report

Science meets business. This year, the Maritime Research Forum was held in cooperation with the Hochschule Bremen (HSB) City University of Applied Sciences. The focus was on questions of sustainability.

Skills for Future

Skills for Future

Phone: +49 40 9999 698 - 71E-Mail: Joergens[at]dmz-maritim.de For Germany as an export nation, a high-performing, internationally competitive maritime sector is of great overall economic importance – especially with regard to the ...

Environmental discount system for navigation charges

Environmental discount system for navigation charges

Study to develop proposals for the introduction of an ecological component in navigation charges on the Kiel Canal.

“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.

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

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

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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