U.S Flag Transportation

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) supports military, government and humanitarian missions through the transport of cargo on its container and tanker ships. We also offer roll-on/ roll-off vessels through our affiliate, Farrell Lines.
Our participation in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) ensures that MLL assets afloat and ashore are always available to support U.S. government needs. We commit to those programs by modernizing our fleet. Our performance (on-time delivery, good order and condition) with U.S. military cargo shipments has been consistently rewarded by the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).

Flexible Fleet Composition
Our modern U.S. flag ships provide unmatched capacity to transport all types of cargo including bagged, liquid, refrigerated, wheeled, hazardous, breakbulk and project cargoes.  We compose our fleet to deliver efficient, dependable and specialized solutions for U.S. Flag Preference Cargoes.

Equipment Options
MLL, through its parent company, Maersk Group, owns more than 1,900,000 dry and refrigerated containers of all sizes and types worldwide. These containers are maintained to fully comply with the International Maritime Association’s Convention for Safe Containers standards. Our containers are less than five years old on average, and we constantly update them with state-of-the-art technology and materials. In addition, MLL offers several special equipment options to accommodate oversized and/or heavy cargo.
Reliable End-to-End Transportation
Although MLL is mostly known for its ocean freight services, our inland capacity and global infrastructure are just as high quality. Through Maersk’s international network, MLL offers U.S. military customers access to the largest global ocean carrier. We are uniquely qualified to provide door-to-door delivery by moving cargoes via ships, trucks, trains and ferries.  We possess the experience to deal with complex and challenging local security, infrastructure and regulation issues, including customs documentation.
Northern Distribution Network
As part of our commitment to the U.S. military, MLL supports the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) as an alternative supply route to/from Afghanistan. At competitive pricing, we offer P1 U.S. flag ocean service from the U.S. East and U.S. Gulf Coasts to Iskenderun [Turkey] for onward movement to Afghanistan for both dry and refrigerated cargo. MLL also offers a supplemental P2 service to Poti [Georgia].
Full Range of Value-Added Services 
Enhanced in-transit visibility solutions. MLL offers an established satellite tracking and condition monitoring system to the U.S. military for sensitive cargoes moving in and out of regional operating areas.

Cargo protection, consolidation, washing services and warehousing

We offer tarping of sensitive cargo for transit in-theatre prior to inland movement in order to guarantee the protection and the security of the materials being transported.

Customs Clearance

MLL can act on behalf of the U.S. Government to obtain customs clearance as required by local practice.