Basque Maritime Cluster

Foro Marítimo Vasco

Basque Maritime Cluster

FORO MARÍTIMO VASCO (FMV) is the waterborne industry cluster of the Basque Country (Spain). It is a non-profit organization that is constituted as a meeting point for the waterborne value chain, research institutions, training centres, port authorities and other private and public stakeholders.

The mission of FMV is to represent, promote and provide services to improve the competitiveness and growth of companies in the waterborne sector in the Basque Country, through formulas of collaboration, internationalisation, and promotion of innovation.

The cluster is formed by more than 200 companies including shipowners, shipyards, design and engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and a competitive and innovative value chain. Our associated companies develop vessels and technologies for waterborne transport, fishing, offshore energies, and port infrastructure sectors.  

FMV's main activities develop around 5 strategic areas: 

  • Sectoral vertebration and organisation
  • Green transition
  • Digital transformation
  • Employment and Skills
  • Internationalisation and competitiveness

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