Introducing Maersk Spot
A simple and seamless way to transport your goods with ocean and inland in one booking.
Imagine if a restaurant was like shipping
You wouldn't accept complex booking, overbooking nor price uncertainty. So why do it in shipping? Introducing Maersk Spot with loading guarantee, easy online booking and a fixed price at booking.
Now Maersk Spot also covers inland.
The logistics industry is changing very fast with digital and internet and we need to embrace the new age. Maersk Spot is helping us to improve our efficiency by saving time and communication costs with quick responses for inquiries and with space guarantee. We like the convenience and ease of doing business and also believe the information transparency that goes with Maersk Spot will be helpful to improve the healthy competition environment in our industry.
Maersk Spot has changed the way we do business, so much so that we have completed a restructure to take full advantage of its benefits. By booking early we can secure lower prices and the guarantee of equipment, plus space onboard a vessel, gives us a competitive advantage.
Why choose Maersk Spot
Whether it is peak season or not, you can be sure that your cargo will receive load guarantee.
Get your final price upfront at booking - all-in and no unforeseen charges.
Get a full overview online of available departures, arrivals and transit times. And get your cargo moving in just a few clicks.
Maersk Spot helps us keep our own clients happy in that we significantly reduce waiting times for rates, and it gives us guarantee and assurance. Once the booking is placed, we know there won’t be any space issues.
We find Maersk Spot very innovative and easy to use. Now we don't have to wait for rates, since with Maersk Spot we immediately see the available rates and departures. But really what I like the most is that there is a price difference between departure dates. This means that if you plan your business well you can generate savings, since almost always the further out you book the cheaper the price.
Place your Maersk Spot order on the go with the Maersk Shipment app.
Maersk Spot – US Trades version 1.0
A smart solution for trading to and from the US
With markets adapting to ever-changing dynamics, here’s a way to enable your logistics process to capitalize on any opportunity. With Maersk Spot now available for US Trades, you get a loading guarantee, fixed prices upfront, and inland and ocean services in one booking. Enjoy the easy and secure movement of your goods to and from the United States every time.
The Maersk Spot service for US Trades is our very first version. That’s why we continue to optimize it and make your bookings more seamless. Maersk Spot US Trades is regulated by the FMC (Federal Maritime Confederation) and comes with slight differences compared to how you know Maersk Spot from other trades.
Here are the key differences:
- There are a few more steps in your booking journey. When booking, you will need to declare whether you are the ‘Price owner’ or ‘Agent’ and if you are the ‘Cargo Owner’ or ‘NVOCC’ (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier).
- For every FIRST Maersk Spot booking made by an ‘Agent’ on behalf of a customer, a LOA (Letter of Authorization) must be signed by the ‘Price owner’ before any Maersk Spot bookings can be confirmed. The LOA is valid for a year.
- In the case of amendment, a cancellation and a new booking is currently required. For more information, please refer to our FAQ section.
Please note that when booking Maersk Spot to and from the US, the shipment is regulated by the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). This means that legally a letter of authorization (LOA) from the price owner is required. The LOA template can be downloaded here.
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Read how continuous innovation have evolved Maersk Spot and helped solving some of the inefficiencies in the industry.
Do you have questions?
Please refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQ).