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: http://miamiboatshow.com/.

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: http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/

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 http://bluetechexports.org

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 Luz.Betancur@trade.gov, 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: http://posidonia-events.com/

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. https://www.mtsociety.org/

  • 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. http://www.nmma.org/default.aspx

  • 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. http://themaritimealliance.org/

  • 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. http://www.aapa-ports.org/index.cfm

If you want more information about ITA’s Marine Technology Team, please visit our site: http://2016.export.gov/industry/marine/index.asp


Detailed Event Information For POSIDONIA 2018 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For POSIDONIA 2018 (TFC Event)
POSIDONIA 2018 (TFC Event) -- Port/Shipbuilding Eq.
Location/Date: Athens, Greece 06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Event Summary:
ENHANCE YOUR SALES TO THE GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY, exhibit in the US PAVILION at POSIDONIA 2018, June 4-8, 2018, Athens, Greece. Every two years, POSIDONIA gathers an international audience, including visitors, exhibitors and journalists. Edition after edition, the exhibition organizer does its best so that all 5 continents are represented and strives for larger number of exhibitors and procurement officials. WHY EXHIBIT? • POSIDONIA provides direct access to Greek shipping • POSIDONIA hosts a comprehensive CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS program (http://posidonia-events.com/events/conferences-and-seminars/) • Greek owners are drivers of the world shipping industry. The Greek-controlled fleet happens to be the largest commercial fleet in the world. • Greeks continue as leaders in the sale and purchase of market ships and major customers of finance and insurance providers. • POSIDONIA exhibitors are positioned at the heart of this multi-billion market, face to face with buyers ready to do business. • At POSIDONIA 2016, the Greek newbuilding orderbook stood at about $22bn, accounting for almost 10% OF THE TOTAL SHIPS on order worldwide by vessel numbers. In the first three quarters of 2016, Greek interests had invested a confirmed $2.4BN ON 200 SECONDHAND SHIPS. • Greek owners are among the biggest investors in new equipment, with BWM retrofits, for example running up to $5M FOR A VLCC. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR U.S. EXHIBITORS STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) (https://www.sba.gov/content/step-program) for U.S. small businesses that meet SBA size standards to help them sell their products and services abroad. • Learn how to export • Participate in foreign trade missions & trade shows • Obtain services to support foreign market entry • Develop websites to attract foreign buyers • Design international marketing materials Overseas exhibitions receiving TRADE FAIR CERTIFICATION (TFC) from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE serve as vital access venues for U.S. firms to enter and expand foreign markets. A TFC event ensures a HIGH-QUALITY, MULTI-FACETED opportunity for American companies to successfully market overseas.

Contacts:
George Bonanos, Athens
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 30-210-720-2331
George.Bonanos@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Jessica Dulkadir, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2026
Jessica.Dulkadir@trade.gov
Brett Keil, Senior Vice President, The Maritime Executive

Phone: 561-797-0668
bkeil@maritime-executive.com

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