Maersk has become the first container shipping company to offer digital ocean customs clearance
Maersk has become the first container shipping company to offer digital ocean customs clearance with the launch of an online platform.
Maersk has launched its 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.
“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,” explained AP Moller–Maersk chief commercial officer Vincent Clerc.
“In other words, it saves our customers time, money and headaches reducing the number of intermediaries they deal with from three or four to just one as well as paperwork which subsequently reduces the time spent on transactional procedures. Time saved they can then devote to grow their businesses.”
Maersk has piloted its Ocean and Customs Clearance shipping management platform in Germany for almost two years.
This new functionality will cover all types of cargo for all Maersk brands.