The unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged in February at 6.7 percent.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
The Consumer Confidence Index fell moderately this month after increasing in January and it now stands at 78.1, The Conference Board reported today.
Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco said it will bring its 292-foot motoryacht Nirvana to the March 4-8 Dubai International Boat Show in the United Arab Emirates.
New Jersey’s Department of Transportation, like other state and local agencies in the northern United States this winter, faced a road salt shortage and a maritime law hindered a resolution of the problem.
In response to the increasingly complex and specific needs of superyacht owners, Inchcape Shipping Services launched round-the-clock service operating from Fort Lauderdale and a new app designed to make shipping scheduling easier.
Experts will discuss the potential and prospects for new-boat financing models at the SMM Ship Finance Forum, an international maritime trade fair in Hamburg, Germany.
The Sicily Boating Project, launched in 2012 by the authority of the Sicilian Region to boost boating activities and expand the region’s global nautical industry, is opening its 2014 campaign at events that include the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach.
The International Superyacht Society named its 2014-17 board of directors and Past Presidents Council.
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo Committee in Australia welcomed a new president this week after founding president Stephen Milne stepped down from the role late last year.
Employers added 113,000 jobs in January and the jobless rate to fall to a five-year low of 6.6 percent.