THE INDUSTRY'S LARGEST U.S. FLAG CARRIER
Intermarine is the global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo.
U.S. Ocean, LLC is America’s number one U.S. flag heavylift carrier. U.S. Ocean provides ocean transport for heavylift, project and breakbulk cargoes worldwide. This organization offers customized solutions for impelled and other project cargoes using the largest fleet of breakbulk vessels flying the U.S. flag. In addition to operating a modern fleet of multipurpose heavylift vessels, our customers are supported through U.S. Ocean’s in-house cargo technical management department. U.S. Ocean is staffed with master mariners, naval architects and structural engineers providing superior know-how and time tested experience. U.S. Ocean draws on over 10 years of proven expertise in every assignment.
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.
THE CARGO PREFERENCE STATUTES INCLUDE:
- CARGO PREFERENCE ACT OF 1954 (amended in 2008). 46 U.S.C. §55305
- MILITARY CARGO PREFERENCE ACT OF 1904. 10 U.S.C. §2631 et seq.
- PUBLIC RESOLUTION (PR)-17: Exports Financed by the United States. PR-17 has been codified in the US Code at 46 U.S.C. §55304
Cargo preference requirements are administered by the United States Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Office. Congress designated MARAD as the federal authority for cargo preference compliance and has authorized civil penalties for non-compliance with cargo preference laws.
THE U.S. FLAG CARRIER WITH THE MOST EXPERIENCE
U.S. Ocean, LLC, through its agent Intermarine, LLC, provides worldwide ocean transportation of heavylift, project, breakbulk, hazardous, and other cargoes. The group offers the largest fleet of multi-purpose vessels flying the U.S. flag and provides transportation solutions for government impelled and other cargo.
The Company’s versatile fleet trades worldwide, and has called more than 85 countries reaching every continent, including Antarctica. 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.