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 Marintec China 2013 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Marintec China 2013 (TFC Event)
Marintec China 2013 (TFC Event) -- Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Electronic Components, Electrical Power Systems, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 12/03/2013 - 12/06/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. companies interested in selling their marine products and services in China should consider exhibiting in Marintec China 2013. This important trade fair and conference serves not only as a bridge linking the Chinese and international maritime communities, but also provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. exhibitors and visitors to learn more about China's shipbuilding and maritime related communities. After more than 30 years of growth, Marintec China 2013 is the definitive maritime conference and exhibition in Asia, attracting leading buyers, manufacturers and suppliers from China, the Asia Pacific region and the world. Marintec China 2011 attracted more than 1,650 exhibiting companies from 31 countries and 50,888 visitors from 87 countries and regions around the world. National and regional groups exhibiting and visiting Marintec China 2011 included Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Marintec China 2013 is sponsored by the highest echelons in the Chinese Government, relevant ministries, universities, and trade associations, as well as marine trade associations worldwide. China has seen rapid development of its marine industry over the past few years, ranking second in the world in shipbuilding deliveries and orders. With more than 3 million sq. kilometers of water territory and 32,000 kilometers of coastline, China boasts more than 1,400 harbors and 210,000 cargo ships. China's Government has placed a strong emphasis on high-tech ships, new ship designs and ocean engineering equipment while embarking on major efforts to increase its shipbuilding capacity. China also is allocating significant resources for port and waterway construction to meet substantial growth in freight volume. Most Chinese ports are expanding capacity, upgrading port facilities and modernizing operations. In high demand are Vessel Traffic Management Information Systems, laser-docking systems, terminal tractors, dredging equipment, and security equipment for the ports and vessels that adhere to the International Ship and Port Security Code (OSPS).

Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Vivien Bao, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-21)6279-8766
Richard Regan, UBM Live New York

Phone: 609/759-4742

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