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Largest U.S. Flag Carrier

US Ocean operates the largest fleet of multi-purpose vessels flying the U.S. flag and provides transportation solutions for government impelled and other cargo.

Most Experienced

Serving shippers with U.S. Flag cargoes for more than a decade, U.S. Ocean has more experience than any other U.S. Flag project carrier.

Global Transport

Our versatile fleet trades worldwide, and has called more than 85 countries reaching every continent, including Antarctica.

About Our Industry

WHEN DOES CARGO HAVE TO BE SHIPPED ON U.S. FLAGGED VESSELS?

Cargoes requiring ocean carriage that are funded, either directly or indirectly, with federal funds must be carried on U.S. flag vessels. U.S. flag vessels are vessels that are registered under the laws of the United States.

The statutes and regulations mandating U.S. flag ocean carriage of U.S. government financed cargoes are referred to as cargo preference requirements. U.S. government financing of cargoes can take the form of a federal grant, guaranty or other direct or indirect funding provided by U.S. government agencies, instrumentalities or programs.