Maersk Line, through its parent company A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S, is a certified EU Authorised Economic Operator (customs simplification, security and safety).
The scheme became effective in January 2008, emerging from the Framework of Standards devised by the World Customs Organisation (WCO), and is a pendant to the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
Like C-TPAT it is a voluntary framework based on public-private partnership, and will – once fully engrained in EU working procedures – result in a number of facilitation advantages to importers and exporters.
Container seals Maersk Line recommends the use of seals meeting the high security standard set out in ISO PAS 17712. Containers destined to the U.S. are required to use seals meeting this standard through a rulemaking that became effective 15 October 2008.
Maersk Line advocates that seals are affixed in the so called Securacam (see enclosures). All Maersk Line manufactured containers feature this sealing position. It is recognised by U.S. Customs as a best industry practice.