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 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.

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

Phone: 203/840-5821
Keenton Chiang, Seoul
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86-2-397-4908

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