How does MLL maintain its U.S. Flag fleet?

Our participation in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) ensures that our assets are always available to support U.S. government needs. We have invested over $1 billion to sustain and upgrade our U.S. flag fleet over the past 31 years.

Newer, more reliable ships reduce operating costs and improve performance as we partner with the U.S. government and other industry stakeholders to ensure U.S. Flag shipping remains a highly successful endeavor.

Is Maersk Line, Limited the same company as Maersk Line?

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) is the U.S. Flag subsidiary of Danish based shipping company, Maersk Line. Farrell Lines (FL), is a subsidiary of MLL that offers Ro/Ro carriers.

MLL only transports cargo that has a U.S. flag transportation requirement as set forth by the U.S. military or government. If you would like to ship cargo that does not have this transportation requirement, please click here to register for a quote with Maersk Line.

What types of ships are in MLL’s U.S. Flag fleet?

What types of ships are in MLL’s U.S. Flag fleet?

We operate a fleet of Ro/Ro, container and tanker vessels, both in international commercial service or under contract with the U.S. government. We also offer Ro/Ro vessels through our subsidiary, Farrell Lines.

The majority of our ships sail in weekly fixed rotations but our tankers are available for time and voyage charters.


What is U.S. Flag Shipping?

What is U.S. Flag Shipping?

U.S. flag shipping vessels are flagged to the United States, protected by the U.S. government and subject to laws set by the U.S. Coast Guard.  U.S. flag vessels abide by some of the most comprehensive, stringent, and costly standards in the shipping industry.  Due to regulations established by the government and in the interest of national security, U.S. flag vessels can only be crewed by native or naturalized U.S. citizens. We are proud to be the largest employer of deep sea U.S. Merchant Mariners.

U.S. Flag shipping is highly specialized and can be considered crucial to our country’s national security. This cargo is usually categorized as “mission critical.” We support military, government and humanitarian missions through the transport of cargo on our diversified fleet of vessels.

Transatlantic Service – Maersk Montana

We would like to inform you that the vessel Maersk Montana will call the port of Miami. All other Transatlantic (TA1) vessels will call Port Everglades instead of Miami.


  • ETS Antwerp: 21.08.2017
  • ETS Rotterdam: 22.08.2017
  • ETS Bremerhaven: 24.08.2017
  • ETA Miami: 06.09.2017

The one off change enables us to recover schedule as part of the Labor Day contingency in USA. By changing port of call we can ensure on time departure and avoid delays on the route to Europe. Please note this is one off change and TA1 service will continue calling Port Everglades as communicated previously.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support. If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your local Customer Service representative.

Thank you,

Maersk Line, Limited


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. We are working on alternative solutions to ensure movement of your cargo in compliance with above guidelines. We expect to communicate these solutions to you over the coming 48 hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customer service representative.

Best Regards,

Maersk Line, Limited