Transportation Security

Transportation Security

With shipments all around the globe, we know just how important it is to take the right security measurements when transporting your cargo.
At Maersk Line we rank security considerations as highly as commercial and operational factors and go out of our way to prevent all potential security breaches in order to provide the highest level of security for our customers and employees.

To do this we have a close co-operation with the responsible authorities all over the world. Together we take all measures necessary to maintain the highest security standards at all times. Both at shore facilities and onboard our vessels.

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Maersk Line has been a part of the C-TPAT program since 2002. Our participation is an important step in the effort to meet the challenge posed by terrorist threats to the United States. Maersk Line’s role in C-TPAT is to continue our efforts in further securing our operations, communicating our efforts to our stakeholders and at all times comply with all security related legislation.

EU Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Maersk Line is a certified EU Authorised Economic Operator (customs simplification, security and safety) which is a pendant to the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).


U.S. Customs 24-Hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule

The implementation of the U.S. Customs 24-Hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule affects the shipment documentation process for cargo on vessels calling at the United States.


Canada Border Services Agency Advance Commercial Information

The Canadian Border Services Agency (also formerly and still commonly referred to as "Canada Customs") implemented a similar rule, but not identical, to the U.S. Customs 24-Hour Rule.



On 1 July 2004 new security requirements for cargo ships engaged in international trade and port facilities handling such vessels entered into effect. Internationally these requirements are contained in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code developed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).


China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM)

The China Customs Advanced Manifest Regulation requires submission of complete and correct cargo manifest electronically to China Customs 24 hours prior to loading of cargoes onto vessels out of and into Mainland China ports. The regulation officially took effect on 1 January 2009.

Questions about security?

Should you have questions or require any assistance with this or related transportation security issues, please contact your Maersk Line representative.