China Maritime Operations and Safety Reverse Trade Mission (RTM)
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT)
Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) invites you to participate in a Business Briefing with a delegation of Chinese maritime and transportation officials to learn about procurement opportunities in maritime management, emergency response, and environmental protection in China.
China is making significant investments to improve and modernize its ports and waterway transportation infrastructure to support its growing maritime economy. China is projected to invest over $450 billion on environmental protection, including environmental incident and oil spill response, in the next five years. These investments present a business opportunity for U.S. companies that provide technologies and services to the maritime industry.
During the Business Briefing, U.S. companies will receive the latest information on future maritime operations and infrastructure projects in China, both short-term and long-term. U.S. companies will also have the opportunity to discuss their products and services during one-on-one meetings with delegates responsible for the implementation of maritime projects in China.
Invited Organizations include:
- China Ministry of Transportation (MOT)
- China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA)
- China Shipping Company (Group) Ltd.
- Sinotrans-CSC Holdings Co. Ltd.
- CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co. Ltd.
- Ningbo Port (Group) Co. Ltd.
- Qingdao Port (Group) Co. Ltd
- COSCS Bulk Shipping (Group) Co. Ltd.
Export Opportunities exist for:
1. Port and inland waterway safety, rescue and emergency response:
- Port, waterway, and vessel safety and security equipment
- Human life rescue equipment and facilities
- Hazardous material storage and handling equipment and facilities
- Fire prevention and response equipment
- Rescue operations and marine salvage aircraft and vessels
2. Monitoring, communications and information management systems:
- Maritime traffic management systems and collision control technologies
- Communications, navigation and information systems for vessels and command centers; Automatic Identification Systems (AIS); Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite communications systems; and COSPAS-SARSAT components
- Remote-monitoring systems for bridges, tunnels, waterways, ports, vessels, passenger terminals, cargo yards, and hazardous waste warehouses
3. Marine pollution and environmental protection:
- Oil spill and hazardous material emergency response systems and equipment
- Pollution cleanup and control technologies
- Environmental emergency response best practices, including experience and best practices lessons from the U.S. Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident
- OHMSETT equipment testing facilities, procedures, and standards
- Environmental and efficiency applications for vessels
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. is organizing this Reverse Trade Mission on behalf of USTDA. For more information, please contact Sean Lam of I.M. Systems Group, Inc. by e-mail or call 301-943-4710.