Category Archives: cargo acceptance

Update on Cargo Acceptance to Qatar

Maersk Line, Limited continues to accept US Military bookings destined to Qatar.  The expectation is that will have a solution in place to cater to this ongoing requirement in the next few days.  Stay posted for more details to follow.

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Update on Qatar

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that as of yesterday 5th June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and today 6th June 2017, Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Consequently, DP World Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi Terminals no longer accept cargo to/from Qatar ports (including transshipment cargo). In compliance with the above guidelines we are ceasing cargo acceptance between Qatar and the above countries with immediate effect.

Further to above, we have temporarily closed bookings for cargo from rest of the world that transship over Jebel Ali. Read More...

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Turkish Holiday Schedule Impact on DOD Cargo Shipments

Please be advised of the upcoming Turkish holiday schedule that could impact cargo movement planning and execution.

Below is a list of Turkish holidays; during these times Turkish Government offices will be closed. The Turkish Government usually extends the holidays for Government employees through the end of the week. Based on the following holiday schedule, USAFE-AFAFRICA anticipate movement and delivery delays with import cargo shipments to Turkey. Turkish Customs at Incirlik AB will work during holidays to clear aircraft parts and general cargo that arrive on military aircraft (MILAIR). Read More...

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ML Advisory 2016 – 35: Eid Al Adha (EID) Holiday Impact

Be Advised: Eid Al Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, the second of two major religious festivals celebrated by Muslims, will tentatively begin on 11 Sep 2016 and end on 13 Sep 2016. The actual dates may vary in each country depending on the region.


Pakistan (PAK GLOC): Eid Holidays will be observed in Pakistan for 3-4 days as declared by Government of Pakistan, depending on moon sighting. During this holiday: Customs; National Logistic Cell (NLC); Borders and all Port Operations will be closed for 3 days. Read More...

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ML Advisory 2016 – 28: Zika Virus – Fumigation Requirement

Efforts have been made from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) officers to obtain information on China’s Zika policy. As a result, this morning, the USDA FAS published more details on this requirement which are briefly outlined below. This requirement – as it stands today – is the responsibility between the shipper or consignee and the China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) inspection offices.

Based on further guidance from the World Shipping Counsel (WSC) we understand that the China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) officials, which is the agency releasing this policy, are not communicating directly with shippers and carriers, but are instead communicating the Zika policy through local China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) inspection offices. Read More...

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ML Advisory 2016 – 30: MSDS Required for DG Shipments Bahrain (Imports & Exports)

Dear Valued Customer,

Please note we have been made aware that a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is required for all dangerous good shipments importing into, and exporting out of, Bahrain.

This is apparently not a new requirement; however, we are only now aware of the process. Note, we have not faced previous issues with shipments due to missing MSDS. To further ensure no issues with DG exports and align with the requirement, we will require all Shippers to provide a MSDS with their other hazardous documents effective immediately. Read More...

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Implementation of Electronic Cargo Tracking Notice (ECTN) – Chad

Valued Customer,

This advisory is to inform that it is a requirement for all cargo discharging into Chad have an Electronic Tracking Cargo Notice (ECTN). We will offer the service of organizing and providing this service to you, our customer. To provide this service, we will now request a One Time Offer (OTO) for all cargo discharging into Chad to account for administrative costs.

Implementation of OTO for ECTN in Chad:
Import: $200 per 20’ container; $300 per 40’ container
(Rates include processing fee and administrative cost to Carrier to coordinate and process the ECTN)

ECTN Import will be required for all cargoes discharging in Chad regardless of the final destination. Read More...

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VGM Customer Service Message

Please see the VGM Customer Service Message by Maersk Line.

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VGM: 304 ANSI Shipping Instruction

It is possible to send the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in an ANSI format. It can be done by identifying the VGM on the N7 segment (equipment details) of the 304 shipping instructions.

Please kindly the attached ANSI version including the verified weight:

304_MIG V2.0

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New SOLAS Regulations Begin July 1, 2016

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