Reasons you must visit Sea Japan / Offshore & Port Tech

The enormous challenge facing the maritime industry is to discover new energy sources to operate ships in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Which fuel, whether hydrogen, ammonia, LNG, electricity, or something else, will lead the industry towards this goal? How can the industry work to improve efficiency and ensure safety in order to commercialize this new energy source? At Sea Japan 2024 you will find the products, technologies and concepts that hold the key to solving this challenge.




A total of 12 national pavilions will participate, including the Japan Pavilion, which brings together Japan's cutting-edge maritime technology, as well as the USA, Turkey, and Poland participating for the first time.


〇Japan Pavilion Japan Maritime Cluster Committee & Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association

< A Message from the Japan Pavilion Organiser >

At Sea Japan 2024, as in previous years, with the support of the Nippon Foundation, the Japan Maritime Cluster Committee, comprising government agencies including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, related organizations, and companies, will be established. Setting “Theme Zone” under the main theme of "New Technologies Connecting to the Next Generation," advanced technologies and research achievements held by Japan's maritime cluster will be showcased to the world.

The Japan Pavilion, the “Theme Zone” organized by the Japan Maritime Cluster Committee and the "Members' Zone" featuring exhibitors from member companies of the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association, will present on the largest scale ever.

〇 China Pavilion / CCPIT

〇Denmark Pavilion / Danish Export Association

〇Germany Pavilion / Leipziger Messe International

〇Holland Pavilion / Netherlands Maritime Technology

<A Message from the Holland Pavilion Organiser>

Japan is in the top three largest shipbuilding countries in the world with a 10% share of global order intake by 2022. In addition, Japanese shipowners currently hold the second largest share of global order intake. Japanese shipyards are increasingly focusing on innovation and technologically advanced ships, resulting in more opportunities for Dutch companies as we are frontrunners in this field.

All in all, Japan is a highly interesting market for Dutch maritime companies.

We look forward to reconnecting with existing and potential business contacts during Sea Japan. We are eager to share knowledge with our industry colleagues and to discuss our bold maritime ambition for the future.


〇Korea Pavilion / KOMEA

<A Message from the Korea Pavilion Organiser>

South Korea closely observes the Japanese shipbuilding market as both nations are major players globally. The shipbuilding sector is crucial for their economies, contributing significantly to industrial output, employment, and technological advancements.

Expectations for Sea Japan 2024 include gaining insights into the latest maritime technologies and industry trends, networking for potential collaborations, and discovering business opportunities to contribute to the advancement of the maritime sector.


〇Korea Pavilion / Busan TechnoPark

〇Norway Pavilion / Norwegian Maritime Exporters

<A Message from the Norway Pavilion Organiser>

The Japanese markets are of great importance to our exhibitors who are mainly equipment suppliers to the shipbuilding industry. They are joining our Team Norway pavilion at Sea Japan to showcase their products and services, meet new customers and network with Japanese key players at the biggest maritime event in Japan. Norwegian Maritime Exporters are organizing a Team Norway pavilion for the first time at Sea Japan in 2024. We look forward to experiencing the fair and learning more about the event so that we can come back even stronger in 2026.

〇Poland Pavilion (Pomorskie) / Pomerania Development Agency

〇Turkiye Pavilion / MOL Turkey

〇U.S. Pavilion / TMA BlueTech

〇UK Pavilion / Society of Maritime Industry


There is a shortage of human resources not only within the maritime industry but in all industries around the world.This is driving the quest technologies that will be used in the future to compensate for the shortage manpower both aboard ship and ashore.Sea Japan 2024 will showcase a wide range of technologies for increasing automation and efficiency in vessel operations.


Responding to the growing opportunities for the maritime industry in offshore energy and resource development as well as in the ports sector, “Offshore & Port Tech” has been launched alongside Sea Japan 2024.The expansion and development marine related resources such as offshore wind, tidal energy, sub-sea mining and aquaculture, etc., can only be achieved by calling upon the time-proven technologies, products and services of the shipbuilding, marine engineering and shipping industries. Offshore & Port Tech will explore the possibilities for technology repurposing and implementation, and the related new business opportunities.


A full program of conferences, seminars and workshops will be held alongside the exhibition. Seminars in the technical program will cover topics not only about clean energy but also DX, carbon neutral port and many others that industry professionals are currently facing. All sessions are free of charge, so dont miss this opportunity to get up to date on the latest trends and developments in the maritime industry. The seminar programme will be announced on the website in the end of February, so stay updated!