We write to inform you that Maersk does not accept any Iranian-owned containers on its vessels. Thus, please ensure that you do not book any shipment with Maersk using a shipper’s own container where such container is Iranian.

Potential fines and penalties apply to all parties, including you, who facilitate the transit of Iranian-owned containers. Iranian containers are identified by the following prefixes (but not limited to): TDIU, HDXU, IRSU, BANU and FURU.

No laden or empty unit with these prefixes is permitted on any Maersk vessel. Maersk screens containers to ensure compliance with this requirement. Please ensure the containers you load onto our vessels do not include these prefixes.

If any container with one of these prefixes is to be loaded onto a vessel operated by Maersk, please be aware that Maersk will take immediate action to offload the container.

If we take such action, we will inform you of this. However, it will be your responsibility to take all action after the container is offloaded. Further, to the extent that you have caused a Maersk vessel to carry a container with any of the above prefixes and Maersk or any related third party suffers any damage or loss as a result thereof, it will be your responsibility to compensate such loss.

In case of questions, feel free to contact us through our local customer service teams or on Maersk.

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