The Marine Engineering Services’ annual maintenance report published on Monday predicts that marine engines repair job losses will increase by 3.6 percent in 2020 due to the continued decline in demand for marine engines.
The agency is forecasting a 3.5 percent decline in marine engine repair jobs and a 5 percent decline overall.
The annual report also projected that the total number of marine engine repairs and maintenance jobs would decrease by 3,300 jobs.
The report comes on the heels of a recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that said the U.S. fleet of commercial marine engines is expected to lose over 9,600 jobs in the next 10 years.
The U.N. climate talks in Paris will also include a new effort to develop a climate treaty to combat climate change.