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SMM 2024

Exhibition 3 - 6 September 2024

From September 3 to 6, 2024, the time has come. The SMM fair will again take place in Hamburg, Germany. Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) is organizing a NL Pavilion with NL Lounge at this exhibition. The previous edition was a great success with a full NL Pavilion every day and a well-attended NMT Network Reception. Will you be there this time too? Sign up

Joëlla Lucas


Joëlla Lucas Trade Promotion Coordinator +31(0)884451024

Participation includes

  • Stand construction including display of your company logo and name
  • Stand inventory, electricity and lighting
  • Joint central lounge with catering (including lunch)
  • NL network reception
  • Offer NMT travel and transport arrangements
  • Joint PR
  • WiFi available in the NL Pavilion
  • Support from NMT


For members: €830,- per m2 (Excl. VAT). Minimum purchase of 12 m2 per company. Prices are excluding media package (€700,-) and travel and accommodation costs.

Market information

Germany mainly builds large seagoing cruise ships, yachts and naval vessels. In addition, the country is active in the luxury river cruise ship segment. Order books at the time of the fourth quarter of 2021 show that Germany is No. 5 in the world when looking at the number of Compensated Gross Tonnage (CGT) of commercial seagoing vessels.
China ranks No. 1 followed by South Korea, Japan and Italy. About a quarter of the European order book of commercial seagoing vessels in CGT is attributable to Germany, this is mainly due to a number of large cruise ships.

Major shipyards in Germany include Meyer Group in Papenburg, MV Werften in Wismar and FSG in Flensburger. FSG, owned by Tennor Group, has a number of high-quality ferry orders. At the time of writing, Meyer Werft in Papenburg has at least 10 orders for cruise ships. Mainly the shipyards dedicated to large cruise ships have orders running on paper until 2024. Meyer Group makes some smaller cruise ships in addition to the large ones. However, with the drop in demand for cruise ships due to the corona crisis, cruise builders are in dire straits. Orders are being delayed and hundreds of jobs have been cut and thousands are at risk.
The yacht building industry in Germany focuses primarily on the very largest yachts. Among others, Lürssen and Abeking & Rasmussen are doing well. Lürssen now has eight locations in Germany, where in addition to new yacht construction, refits of yachts take place as well as new construction of naval vessels and repair of ocean-going vessels. Abeking & Rasmussen also specializes in naval vessels (such as minesweepers), cruise ships and efits in addition to building yachts.

Damen and the German Defense Ministry have signed a contract to build four frigates for the German Navy. Damen is the main contractor on the project, which has a value of €4.6 billion. The frigates of type MKS 180 are to be delivered between 2027 and 2031, in addition there is an option for the delivery of two more ships, after 2032. The ships will be built in Germany. In a recent report, the "Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau" (VDMA) reveals that the maritime supply industry for the shipbuilding and offshore industry in Germany employs 63000 workers. The annual turnover is around 10 billion euros and the export part of it is around 75 percent.

Learn more

Do you have a specific question? Then contact Joëlla Lucas, Trade Promotion Coordinator at NMT at T 088 44 51 024 or E lucas@maritimetechnology.nl.


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Attendees SMM 2024