Payment Options

Payment Type Freight Release How to Links
SmartPay* in MyFinance (*ACH Debit) Immediately SmartPay Information
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Credit Cards in MyFinance Immediately Credit Cards in MyFinance Information
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ACH Credit Day of Bank Receipt ACH Credit Information
Wire Transfer Up to 4 hours after bank deposit Wire Transfer Information
Credit Cards for Import Demurrage Immediately Credit Cards for Import Demurrage
Paper Check By 5pm EST Paper Check Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your payment services representative at

*Freight release occurs when full payment for shipment has been received and applied to the shipment (*unless account has credit)

Frequently Asked Questions

Release Location
Initial Cost to you
Seaway Bills*
Transport Document used for consignment; No original  Transport Document is needed for cargo release at destination
Original transport documents are released in electronic format with Maersk Line electronic signature.  A verify copy is released for review and to make necessary amendments prior to issuance of originals

Courier Release
Originals transport documents are issued and sent via overnight courier sevice. Prior to delivery, a verify copy is issued for review and to make necessary amendments prior to issuance of originals
USD  50

Electronic Cargo Release
Also known as a TELEX or EXPRESS release. This option allows cargo to be released at destination upon proof of identity of the consignee without presentation of physical Transport document.  All three (3) original B/Ls must be surrendered to local Maersk Line office
USD 30

*Some locations may not except SEAWAY bills
**Maersk Security Paper is required.  Please contact local Export Customer Service Representatives