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Maersk becomes first container shipping company to offer digital Ocean Customs Clearance

Maersk becomes first container shipping company to offer digital Ocean Customs Clearance

Every port in every country puts cargo through many different rules, regulations and laws that complicate a trader’s life. Aiming to provide simple and easy-to-use solutions, Maersk has launched Customs Clearance online shipping management platform in seven European countries – Germany, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and Spain – with the goal of expanding this offering across the world by the end of 2019.

International trade is subjected to diverse and wide controls and customs regulations that need to be met to ensure that traded goods are entering and exiting legally.

If a delay occurs, the entire plan gets affected. A delay causes increased expenses such as storage costs, fines, and penalties, resulting in additional problems for importers and exporters.

“This new one-stop-shop allows us to timely and efficiently handle export and import declarations for our customers. The solution provides downstream benefits of full governance and compliance, eliminates the need to provide a quote as pricing is displayed online, saving three to five minutes per quote,” explains Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk.