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 Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event)
Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event) -- Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Electronic Components, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, Management Consulting Services, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Busan, Korea (South) 10/22/2013 - 10/25/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. companies interested in gaining exposure for their maritime products and services should consider exhibiting at Kormarine 2013, one of the world's leading shipbuilding, maritime and offshore international trade shows. Held biannually in Korea, the world #1 shipbuilding country, Kormarine 2013 will take place October 22-25, 2013, at BEXCO in Busan, Korea. Kormarine has developed into the most reputable maritime event in Asia and an important forum at which senior executives from across the global maritime gather and exchange ideas. This acclaimed exhibition is regarded as the most definitive and efffective gateway got foreign maritime companies to enter the fast growing Asian market. Products featured at Kormarine 2013 will include: • Ships, boats, vessels, cruise, and ferry equipment; • Shipbuilding, repair and maintenance equipment and technologies; • Diesel engines, engine accessories and propulsion systems; • Shipyard equipment; • Cargo handling and transport systems; • Marine and maritime equipment systems; • Navigation and communication systems and equipment; • Offshore platforms; • Drilling, exploration and fasteners; • Power supply, production, and process equipment and services; • Oil and gas transport; • Offshore well equipment and services; • Sailing equipment and systems; • Electrical systems and transmission equipment; • Safety and sea environmental protection; • Technical, laboratory and computer services; • Marine consultants and information technology; and • Green energy. Held concurrently with Sea-Port and the Naval & Defense Show during Korea's Marine Week, Kormarine 2013 draws ship owners , shipbuilding companies, equipment and component manufacturers, naval architects, marine architects, shipyard purchasing managers, marine rescuers, researchers and firefighters, port authorities, government officials, and oil and gas exploration companies. Kormarine 2013 expects to host 1,200 companies from 40 countries showcasing their products and services to an expected 40,000 visitors from 70 countries. National Pavilions from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom will be featured at Kormarine 2013.

Contacts:
James Sullivan, Cairo
Regional Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +20227972298
Jim.Sullivan@trade.gov
Mitch Larsen, Seoul
Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (82-2) 397-4216/4537
Mitch.Larsen@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Ray Filbert, Reed Exhibitions

Phone: 203/840-5821
rfilbert@reedexpo.com
Keenton Chiang, Seoul
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86-2-397-4908
Keenton.Chiang@trade.gov