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New Online Booking System Launch Delayed for Military Household Goods Customers

Valued Military Household Goods customers,

Please be advised that the launch of our new online booking system is on hold until November 13 for Military Household Goods customers.  New US Flag commodity codes are being updated to enable customers to book correctly at

Please continue to follow current booking practices for Military Household Goods until otherwise informed.

The project team is working to reach an earlier launch date and we will keep you posted.


Thank you,

Maersk Line, Limited

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MLL Advisory – HS Code Guidelines – Improved Alignment with Cargo Preference

The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) was established to manage the “Cargo Preference program work to promote and facilitate a US maritime transportation system that is accessible and efficient in the movement of goods and people. It oversees the administration of and compliance with US Cargo Preference laws and regulations. Those laws require shippers to use US-Flag vessels to transport any Government-impelled oceanborne cargoes.”

As a participant in both the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) program, a primary focus of Maersk Line, Limited is handling the transportation needs of US Government customers in accordance with Cargo Preference rules and regulations. Read More...

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MLL Advisory – Compliance is Essential for US Government Customers

Thursday, September 22, 2016

As mentioned in our earlier announcement, Maersk has made enhancements in how we service you – a customer that participates in US Government business. One of most important drivers influencing these changes is our ongoing commitment to compliance due to its significance in Government contracting.  Committing to compliance reduces the likelihood of contractor wrongdoing, both as a prime and/or sub-contractor, and thus the risk of potential legal implications.

To help us better comply with the unique requirements associated with Government contracting such as: FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and sub-contractor flow-downs, Maersk has established regional FST’s (US Flag Support Teams) that have been specifically trained on how to properly execute US Flag impelled cargo. Read More...

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MLL Advisory – Enhancing our US Government Customers’ Experience

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

As a customer of Maersk that moves US Government cargo, we understand that time is one of your most valuable assets. In our commitment to continually improve your customer experience, Maersk has made improvements that will give you more flexibility to create and manage bookings by leveraging our new online booking platform.

Starting in October 2016, upon registering, you will be granted access to our web-based portal where you can book US Government or commercial cargo online, 24 hours a day 7 days a week – no more emails or phone calls to have a booking created. Read More...

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