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:

SMM Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany (September 6-9, 2016)

SMM Hamburg is the world-leading fair of the maritime economy. The show is focused on shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology. The conference also offers a wide variety of conferences, symposia and workshops that focus on the Maritime Industry. For more information, visit: http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/.

OCEANS 2016 – Monterey, California (September 19-22, 2016)

The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=31204.

7th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit – San Diego, California (November 9-10, 2016)

This event will be hosted by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: http://themaritimealliance.org/2015/02/7th-annual-blue-tech-blue-economy-summit

METS 2016 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 15-17, 2016)

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) is the biggest and best-attended business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world! METS draws more than 19,000 visitors annually. Attendees include yacht and boat builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, captains, marina developers and equipment manufacturers from around the world, who return year after year because they know METS is the most comprehensive show of its kind. For more information, visit: http://www.metstrade.com/.

Oceanology North America - San Diego, California (February 14-16, 2017)

The first Oceanology to take place in North America, the trade show will be a leading forum where industry, academia and government can share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. This show is being sponsored by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanologyinternationalnorthamerica.com/.

Ocean Business 2017 – Southampton, United Kingdom (April 4-10, 2017)

Ocean Business is a hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum. The event incorporates an international ocean technology exhibition running in parallel with live demonstration and training sessions, Offshore Survey: a technical conference and Ocean Careers: an interactive careers event. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanbusiness.com/.

OCEANS 2017 – Aberdeen, Scotland (June 19-22, 2017)

Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35253.

OCEANS 2017 – Anchorage, Alaska (September 17-21, 2017) Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35122.


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.

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

Phone: 207-236-6196
bcole@McNabbMarketing.com
Heming Bjorna, Oslo
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +47 21308760
Heming.Bjorna@trade.gov

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