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 2016 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Events include:

Miami International Boat Show- Virginia Key, Florida (February 11-15, 2016)

With a new location just across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea. For the fourth year, the Progressive© Insurance International Boat Show© has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce to invite qualified business-to-business buyers from around the world to join us at recreational boating’s biggest marketplace in the U.S.A! For more information, visit

Oceanology International 2016- London, England (March 15-17, 2016)

The free to attend Oceanology International 2016 extensive technical program will include insights and case studies from industry, government and academic experts and provided excellent educational, learning and networking opportunities for all attendees. For more information, visit .

Hannover Messe 2016 Partner Country logo

Connect to global opportunities in the Marine Technology at HANNOVER MESSE – April 25-29, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker invites U.S. companies to join the U.S. delegation at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. USA Partner Country status makes the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology an even better opportunity for American businesses. Learn more

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.

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

Phone: 609/759-4742
Maria Georgousi, Athens
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 30-210-720-2303

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