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August 6, 2010



NAVALSHORE 2010 - Trade show and conference for the maritime and offshore industry to take pace next week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Organized in Rio de Janeiro since 2004, Navalshore has become the main event for the maritime industry in the Brazil. The 2009 edition gathered 259 companies from many countries such as:  United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, China, Italy, Singapore, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Finland, Chile, Denmark, Argentina, and Brazil. 12,600 professionals from marine construction and repairs attended the event.
UBM as organizer of a number of the leading events in the maritime industry, all with international recognition, such as Marintec China, Sea Japan, China International Boat Show, Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Mediterranean, Cruise Shipping Asia in Singapore and Intermodal South America will be the renowned event’s organizer.
The 7th edition of Navalshore is scheduled for August 11 – 13, 2010 at the Centro de Convenções SulAmérica in the Rio de Janeiro. This year there will be 320 exhibiting companies, an increase of 27% compared to last year, from Brazil, Argentina, Japan, China, Spain, Sweden, South Korean, the United States, Finland, Italy, Norway, Canada and The Netherlands, and 13,000 professionals from the industry are expected.
Brazilian maritime industry is experiencing a massive growth in manufacturing capability and  business volume. According to Sinaval (National Union of the Industry of Naval Construction and Repair and Offshore), Brazil has now the fourth major oil tanker order volume in the world, after Korea, China, and Japan. Up to April 2010, the number of orders amounted to 132 projects, which include oil platforms, oil tankers, bulk ships, container ships, multipurpose support vessels, PSVs and tugs. Since April quite a few more orders have been placed. The income of the 28 shipyards associated to Sinaval in 2009 totaled R$5 billion and they plan to end 2010 with R$5.5 billion. According to the Union’s forecasts, the naval industry employs around 300,000 people in Brazil.
The importance events of this caliber have for the industries cannot be emphasized enough, especially in terms of business contacts, business deals, technological discussions and product display, all of which will be vital to keep these industries growing. Having said that, according to many analysts, me included, both the O&G and Shipbuilding industries in Brazil are expected to grow healthily at least for the next 15 years, which in turn will demand the a faster growth by the national supply chain serving these industries.
Claudio Paschoa
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Paschoa, Claudio
Claudio Paschoa is Marine Technology Reporter's correspondent in Brazil.
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