What is the maritime industry? The Maritime Industry is waterborne commerce- it's about moving people and goods over the water.
Maritime is most everything connected to the sea or waterways throughout the world, especially in relation to navigation, shipping and marine engineering. The industry has a direct impact on much of our everyday lives. Think about the oil that powers our cars, many of our vehicles, our electronics, the coffee we drink, foods we eat and the clothes we wear... most come from overseas.
Maritime is all around you here in Seattle, have you spotted these companies?:
Passenger Water Transportation
Maritime Logistics & Shipping
Fishing & Seafood Processing
Boat & Ship Building
From the dictionary:
MARITIME: connected with the sea, especially in relation to seafaring commercial or military activity.
WATERBORNE: conveyed by, traveling on, or involving travel or transportation on water.
COMMERCE: the activity of buying and selling, especially on a large scale.