NOr-shipping 2022

April 4-7, 2022

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In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year

Expand your business internationally.

Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies. 

Washington State Partner Organizations

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Maritime Blue

Washington Maritime Blue is a non-profit, strategic alliance formed to accelerate innovation and sustainability in support of an inclusive blue economy. Maritime Blue works to create a world-class, thriving, equitable and sustainable maritime and ocean industry through knowledge sharing, joint innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialization, business and workforce development.

Joshua Berger
President & CEO
+1 360 531 0251

Washington State Delegates

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All American Marine, Inc.

All American Marine, Inc., (AAM) is an internationally recognized and award-winning boat builder. AAM has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction of aluminum catamaran and monohulled boats. AAM has specialized in custom 45’ to 150’ catamaran and monohull hulled vessels, including state-of-the-art hydrofoil-assisted catamarans, high speed, and ultra-low wake non-foil-assisted catamarans, hybrid-electric and zero emission propulsion systems, and traditional monohulls for the passenger ferry, dinner boat, workboat, and research/survey vessel industries.

Ron Wille
President & COO
+1 360 812 1480

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First Mode

First Mode is an engineering services company based in Seattle, Washington. First Mode’s multi-disciplinary team utilizes a unique, technology agnostic systems engineering approach to help government, academia, and large industrial clients tackle technological challenges on and off our plant. Through these partnerships, First Mode develops complex and custom solutions to previously unsolved problems in sectors including space exploration, mobility systems, mining and natural resources, design for extreme environments, clean technology, and clean energy production.

Rhae Adams

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Glosten is a full‐service naval architecture and marine engineering firm with capabilities extending to a variety of vessels and marine structures, including ferries, tugs, barges, research vessels, floating bridges, offshore installations, and special‐purpose platforms. Glosten’s staff represent a variety of engineering disciplines, and many are licensed engineers with hands‐on shipyard or seagoing experience. Glosten specializes in vessel design and modification, marine operations and logistics, marine offshore structures, vessel procurement consulting, technology development, and marine infrastructure.

Ken L. FitzGerald
Principal, Ocean Engineering and Analysis
+1 206 812 5038

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ioCurrents, Inc.

Through purposeful digitalization, ioCurrents provides customers with information on when, where, and why to pay attention to each asset on each unique vessel. The company is the creator of the MarineInsight platform, a data analysis tool that provides smarter shipping by improving maintenance, predicting failures, and optimizing fuel. Founded in Seattle in 2015, the company is active in the workboat, OSV, bulk, and tanker industries, and other commercial and passenger maritime sectors around the globe.

Jonathan Best
Director of Business Development
+1 503 851 9047

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Maritime Consulting Partners LLC

Maritime Consulting Partners, LLC (MCP) was formed by maritime professionals to support clients at both strategic and practical levels. MCP helps identify challenges and opportunities and then assists in developing innovative solutions. MCP is uniquely suited to assist its clients with the implementation of these solutions through the application of proven project and operational management techniques. As a premier consulting firm with extensive experience in the maritime sector, MCP is equipped with the resources and expertise to deliver tailored, innovative solutions within the following areas of focus: Maritime Business Strategy, Risk Management and Loss Prevention, Marine Technical Services.

John Sainsbury
Managing Partner
+1 206 387 1370

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OpenTug, LLC

OpenTug is a digital freight marketplace that connects cargo to available space on vessels. The software platform creates a unique customer-centric experience for freight companies and their customers by providing integrated easy online booking, sailing schedule management, cargo management, and operations management. OpenTug handles everything from marketing, booking, payments, and tracking to make marine freight operations run smoother than ever before.

Jason Aristides
+1 206 854-1474

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Photon Marine

Photon Marine is developing an electric outboard motor system and integrated fleet management software platform to provide an alternative propulsion system for small boat fleets. The system includes an electric motor, energy management system, and software platform capable of providing predictive maintenance, optimized operator profiles, fleet management, telemetry, and eventually, semi-autonomous functions.

Marcelino Alvarez
Chief Executive Officer
+1 305 725 8002

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REBIRTH Analytics

Risks are interconnected… so is the solution. Our technology delivers a multidimensional & correlated view into a supply chain ecosystem. Enterprises can transform supplier risk from a liability into an asset and gain predictive visibility into the multiple types of risk hazards that can impact their suppliers. Suppliers can win more clients by become Risk Assessed Certified, proving that they are stable and able to take on more business.

Jeremy Coupland
Managing Director, EMEA
+44 (0) 7903 397 698

An export expert is always nearby.

Exports drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.

Our Nor-Shipping 2022 Team

Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.

Tammy Deets

Tammy Deets

International Trade - Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Tech, Maritime

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206-799-0342

Lucy Atkinson

Lucy Atkinson

Europe Representative

Washington State
Department of Commerce

T: 44 1451 822252
M: 44 7899 804036

Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.