Register now for DIT Meet the Buyer meetings at Seawork 2018

China Rescue and Salvage take delivery of its new 14m Rescue Boat

With the continuing and increasing development of the workboat and patrol boat industry in China, Seawork Asia with the support of the UK DIT has organised a trade delegation to visit Seawork International, 3 – 5 July.

The Department of Trade & Industry (DIT) have set up Meet the Buyer meetings at Seawork International, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2018.

The main interest of the China delegation lies in purchasing Vessel Design, Aluminium Alloy Vessels (Rescue, Patrol and Pilot), Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSV) and Innovative Equipment (Propulsion, High-speed Marine Seats).

To register your interest in attending these meetings, please visit the registration page here

Companies who register will also be entitled to additional DIT local specialist support.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 28 June 2018.

Buyers attending are from the following groups / companies:



China Rescue & Salvage

New types of rescue boat and rescue equipment

China Pilot Maritime Association

New pilot boat and associated equipment to enable the pilot to embark on the proceeding ship and rescue equipment for the pilot vessel

Shanghai Ocean Equipment Co Ltd

Cruise Ship and WFSV equipment

Green Boat Shanghai Co Ltd

Speaking to UK suppliers regarding representation in China

Conglin Kewa Aluminum Boat Co Ltd

Designs and new innovations

China Rescue & Salvage have a five-year plan to build 36 new 14m – 20m rescue boats and have so far built six vessels already this year, including the following:

  • 14m Rescue Boat with Volvo Penta + ZF + Hamilton Jet
  • 20m Rescue Boat with MAN + Servogear (CPP)

They are attending Seawork to procure equipment to fulfil their plan.

To register your interest in attending these meetings, please visit the registration page here

Seawork Asia is the largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition in the Asian region. Seawork Asia 2018, 6 – 8 November, takes place at a new venue, the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The exhibition provides unique access to this fast-growing sector, attracting 100 exhibitors and more than 5,500 attendees from 12 countries, bringing 240 brands and 5,000 products to the event

Sister event to Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, now in it’s 21st year, Seawork Asia is a key meeting point for buyers and decision makers; presenting a unique opportunity for businesses to enter, build and maintain their market positions in China and the East Asian Region.

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