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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Read about recent U.S. marine technology company international sales successes.

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 Nor-Shipping 2013 (DOC Certified Event) Detailed Event Information For Nor-Shipping 2013 (DOC Certified Event)
Nor-Shipping 2013 (DOC Certified Event) -- Electronic Components, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Oslo, Norway 06/04/2013 - 06/07/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to international commercial maritime and shipping markets are encouraged to participate in Nor-Shipping 2013, held June 4-7, 2013, in Oslo, Norway. Held biannually, Nor-Shipping is one of Europe's leading maritime trade fairs and will be among the world's top international maritime events of 2013. As an internationally known event, Nor-Shipping 2013 is designed to attract top buyers for exhibitors both large and small. Senior management, ship owners and operators, shipyards operators, port authority management, maritime organizations, maritime journalists and technical personnel in shipping, shipbuilding and management companies will comprise Nor-Shipping's 2013 trade visitors. During Nor-Shipping 2011, 1,090 exhibitors showcased their world-class technology and services to over 15,000 trade visitors from 50 nations. US Pavilion exhibitors will receive the support of the U.S. Commercial Service in Norway which will include B2B introductions and matchmaking services, market intelligence and a networking reception. Participating in Nor-Shipping 2013 is all about developing business opportunities! Exhibition product categories cover virtually all technology and services for ship building, ship repair and ship operation. Among these are: ships (including repairs and refits); ship sections; deck and safety equipment; shipyard installations and equipment; shipbuilding materials; propulsion systems; ship operation equipment; cargo handling systems; ports and port technology; maritime services; and marina technology.

Vidar Keyn, Oslo
Head of Section
Phone: +47 21 30 88 34
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Bruce Cole, McNabb Marketing Resources, Inc.

Phone: 207-236-6196
Heming Bjorna, Oslo
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +47 21308760

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