Marine Technology


Oceans span the globe - does your Marine Technology business? Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

You can find international market research, business leads, and promotional events tailored to marine technology companies below listed by the key subsectors covered by our Team:

  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pleasure Boats and Accessories
  • Port Equipment and Services
  • Shipbuilding and Related-Industries

Your company can tap a world-wide network of Commercial Specialists to help advance your international business development plans including:  

  • Finding qualified business partners and end users
  • Navigating international documentation regulations
  • Successfully bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Promoting your technology overseas at trade shows and single company promotions.

We can also guide you to additional U.S. Government exporting resources including

  • U.S. Export-Import Bank export insurance and financing
  • Small Business Administration STEP export grants
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency foreign buyer delegations and project feasibility studies

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Take action now: Contact a marine technology trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, sign up for email updates. We look forward to working with you! Locate your nearest ITA Marine Technology trade specialist.

**NEW!! - For detailed country by country analysis of Pleasure Boat markets in over 25 countries, please see the 2014 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Events include:

Oceans Italy – Genova (May 18-21, 2015)
A unique opportunity to showcase your latest research results, products and prototypes,

and to establish relations and promote networking with fellow researchers in the oceanic engineering and marine technology field. The topic of this year’s conference is “Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World”. For speakers and agenda, see http://oceans15mtsieeegenova.org/index.cfm.

Nor-Shipping 2015 – Oslo, Norway (June 2-5, 2015)

Held biannually, Nor-Shipping is one of Europe’s leading maritime trade fairs and a U. S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair. It attracts top buyers including senior management, ship owners and operators, shipyard operators, port authority management, maritime organizations, maritime journalists and technical personnel in shipping, shipbuilding and management companies. USA Pavilion exhibitors will receive the support of U.S. Commercial Service in Norway, which will include B2B introductions and matchmaking services, market intelligence and a networking reception. Exhibition product categories cover virtually all technology and services for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship operation. For details, see http://messe.no/en/nor-shipping/.

DEFSEC Atlantic – Novascotia, Canada (September 8-10, 2015)

Join U.S. Commercial Service Canada’s U.S. Pavilion and explore the Government of Canada (GoC’s) defense opportunities. Meet face to face with defense prime contractors and its Tier suppliers, and connect you with government units and key partners operating in the maritime and aerospace sectors. For more information, contact: Luz Betancur at luz.betancur@trade.gov or Lucy Latka at lucy.latka@trade.gov.

Oceans 2015 – Washington, D.C. (October 19-22, 2015)

The annual OCEANS North America conference and exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), rotates among locations with significant maritime communities. October 19-22, 2015, the event will once again be located in the Washington, DC area at the Gaylord Convention Center on National Harbor.

It expects to attract over 3,000 attendees and will feature over 500 technical presentations and workshops. The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment, products and services in up to 200 commercial and informational exhibits.  “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” was selected as the conference theme to focus on the  opportunities related to economic challenges and oceanic changes and the ability to mitigate and adapt to these changes with the application of the best research, technological developments and policy decisions. For more details visit: http://www.oceans15mtsieeewashington.org/

Oceanology International - Shanghai, China (November 3-5, 2015)

Oceanology International China, held annually in Shanghai for the last 2 years has tapped into this significant and expanding marine science and ocean technology

community. A USA Pavilion will be offered with value added services for U.S. exhibitors. For exhibition details, please visit www.oceanologyinternational.com/china and to participate, contact: Ray Filbert at Reed Exhibitions, rfilbert@reedexpo.com

Upcoming Webinars:

BIS Export Administration Regulations Webinar (specific to Marine Category 8)

Date: May 19, 2015 (2 EDT/ 11am PDT)

Price: $35

https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q62

Mitigating a Strengthening US dollar Webinar

Date: May 21 (2 pm EST/ 11 am PST)

Price: Free

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7866323266136794881


Detailed Event Information For Posidonia 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Posidonia 2014 (TFC Event)
Posidonia 2014 (TFC Event) -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Environmental Technologies, Pollution Control Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Athens, Greece 06/02/2014 - 06/06/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. shipping companies interested in participating in one of the world's largest shipping exhibitions and a recognized showcase for the international maritime and shipping industries should consider exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition (Posidonia 2014). Held biennially, Posidonia 2014 will take place June 2-6, 2014 at the state-of-the-art Metropolitan Expo Centre in Athens, Greece. A tradition that has spanned over 40 years, Posidonia 2012 broke all previous records. Over 1,870 exhibitors from 87 countries and 18,547 trade visitors from 92 countries took part in the 23rd staging of this event. The exhibitors represented all sectors of the shipping industry, including ship owners, shipbuilding firms, manufacturers of marine equipment and ship products of all kinds, software providers to shipbrokers, insurance and banking firms, port authorities, shipyards, and shipping related service firms. Water treatment specialists and pollution control experts also participated in Posidonia 2012 and are expected at Posidonia 2014 in response to the significant cost savings generated through the effective implementation of environmentally-friendly innovations in the shipping sector. The massive renewal of the Greek shipping fleet – 2012's order book topped 110 units worth nearly $7 billion -- continues with a multi-million dollar upgrades which will see the average age of the oceangoing Greek fleet dropping to 10 years. At the beginning of 2013, over 80 Greek companies had 370 ships of more than 32 million DWT on order, including 40 gas carriers. Posidonia 2014 provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. companies to meet with all the players in world shipping! The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service in Athens will support U.S. companies participating in the U.S. Pavilion at Posidonia 2014 and maintain a full-time presence in order to assist exhibiting companies.

Contacts:
Bryan Larson, Athens
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 30-210-720-2302
Bryan.Larson@trade.gov
Irene Ralli, Athens
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 30-210-720-2224; 2225
Irene.Ralli@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Richard Regan, UBM Live

Phone: 609/759-4742
richard.regan@ubm.com
Maria Georgousi, Athens
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 30-210-720-2303
Maria.Georgousi@trade.gov