Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM), the annual industry mega-conference in March, is a who’s who of maritime heavyweights. But it’s nothing if not for its tradeshow floor. The sprawling 11.5-acre collapsible city features vacuum toilet purveyors, Noro-killing scooters and “art for ships” hawkers, alongside the requisite yards, ports and marine suppliers. It’s a fantastically trippy mishmash of big names like Meyer Werft and Barcelona stuffed next to hungry suppliers trying to entice lines with their smoked salmon or wine in a can. And we promise: You will see or already have seen some of this stuff at sea.
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