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 32 countries, please see the 2018 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide.

The Global Marine Technology team is pleased to bring you a new Pleasure Boat Resource Guide filled with valuable information about key international market opportunities to support your exporting goals and help you succeed in markets around the world. The guide includes 32 market briefs of the major global markets for recreational marine craft, parts, and accessories. Major global markets include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, and Mexico

Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Marine Tech Related Events:

Miami International Boat Show – Miami, Florida (February 15-19, 2018)

See what's new at the Greatest Boat Show in the World! Florida's largest annual event spans three locations - the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside - and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. more information, visit:

Oceanology International – London, England (March 13-15, 2018)

Oceanology International 2018 is the world’s leading forum where industry, academia, and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. Oceanology International’s world-class exhibition and conference help organizations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors worldwide and helps them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans. For more information, visit:

BlueTech Trade Mission – Paris, Marseille, Rome, Las Palmas, Lisbon (March 16-22)

Following Oceanology International 2018 in London, join U.S. SMEs and BlueTech cluster partners in Europe for a trade mission that includes 1 or 2-day visits in Paris, Rome, Marseille, the Canary Islands, and Lisbon. The mission will include B2B meetings, presentations with potential partners, site visits and VIP networking receptions. For more information, visit

U.S. Ocean Technologies and Innovation Showcase – Virtual (April 18, 2018)
An audience of Canadian community in areas of defense and security, academia, science and research, government, and multiplier organizations across Canada, this program will provide an overview of recent trends in the Ocean Technology sector, followed by a virtual exhibit introducing U.S. technologies and solutions developed by six (6) U.S. firms focused on ocean observing systems, maritime oil, gas and wind technologies, fisheries and ocean research and more. Please refer interested U.S. companies to, or for any questions.

Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition – Athens, Greece (June 4-8, 2018)

Posidonia has become the largest trade show in Greece and has established itself as a major event for the shipping industry. The show occurs every two years. The 2016 show had more than 33,000 attendees as well as 1,825 exhibiting companies from 90 countries. Posidonia links the international shipping community with Greek ship-owners who own a fleet of more than 4,000 vessels globally. For more information, visit:

CS Strategic Partners and Useful Resources:

  • Marine Technology Society (MTS):

MTS is an organization that aims to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Its mission is to facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues, and to promote related educational programs.

  • National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA):

NMMA is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle. It represents the industry on public policy issues, assists the industry in improving customer satisfaction, and produces the trade event IBEX, among others.

  • The Maritime Alliance (TMA):

The mission of TMA is "Promoting Blue Tech & Blue Jobs". The non-profit is a cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community and fosters maritime business and technology innovation through collaboration around the U.S. and the world.

  • American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA):

The mission of American Association of Port Authorities is to educate stakeholders, provide services, and advocate policies that strengthen the ability of member seaports to serve their global customers and create economic and social value for their communities.

If you want more information about ITA’s Marine Technology Team, please visit our site:

Detailed Event Information For Business Develpment Trade Mission to Egypt Detailed Event Information For Business Develpment Trade Mission to Egypt
Business Develpment Trade Mission to Egypt -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, Pollution Control Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Cairo, Egypt 04/14/2013 - 04/16/2013
Event Summary:
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing a Trade Mission to Cairo, Egypt to explore opportunities in the following sectors: electric power infrastructure, building products and design and construction, and safety and security. Led by a senior executive of the Department of Commerce or other U.S. Government agency, the trade mission will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with national and regional government officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups; and networking receptions for companies and trade associations representing companies interested in expansion into the North African and Middle Eastern markets. Meetings will be offered with government authorities that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, grid interconnection, regulation, etc. The mission will help participating firms and trade associations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Egypt. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Egypt on their own, will enhance the companies' ability to secure meetings in Egypt.

Dennis Simmons, Beijing
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86.10.8531.3445
Salahuddin Tauhidi, OIO-ANESA
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1322
Anne Marie Novak, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-8178

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