January 27, 2015: Maersk Line has been re-certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with the AEO-F, the highest achievable accreditation in the European Union programme. The status benefits customers in several ways.The AEO-F certificate is granted to companies that meet particularly high safety and security standards in global trade, and is similar to the US C-TPAT, which Maersk Line also holds.
In connection with Maersk Line's separation from A.P. Moller-Maersk into its own legal entity, Maersk Line's new AEO number is: DK AEOF 14-5317817.
"Maersk Line was an early participant in the EU AEO programme and backs the imbedded values and visions of being a trusted supply chain partner" said Lars Lorenzen, Shore & Supply Chain Safety and Security at Maersk Line.
"This certification will benefit Maersk Line customers through lower risk score resulting from the mandatory advance manifest filing and otherwise. Over time AEO participation is envisioned to also become an enabler for other EU governmental programmes," Lorenzen said.
The certification was performed by the Danish Customs administration on behalf of the EU Commission and other member states. Claus Nielsen of Danish Customs said he was pleased to re-issue the certificate to Maersk Line.
"It is important for us to have Maersk Line as a co-player in the AEO. Maersk Line is a role model to other companies as a major corporation that takes safety, security and Customs compliance very seriously," Nielsen said.