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AES SED Filing Service

Service Overview

Exporting Companies Can Avoid $100 Filing Fee for SEDs
with Dart Maritime Service's AES SED Filing Service

On November 1, 2000, ocean carriers began charging $100 for each Shipper Export Declaration (SED) submitted on paper with an export shipment.  Exporting companies can avoid this charge by using Dart Maritime Service's AES SED Filing Service to confidentially submit their client's SED data into the Automated Export System (AES).  Here's how it works:

Register for the service by completing a Power of Attorney, authorizing Dart Maritime as your filing agent for the submission of SED data.  FAX or E-mail your SED and our staff will prepare the information in an EDI format for submission to the AES system and send you the confirming XTN number for inclusion on the shipment documentation.  Your client's shipment is now in compliance with export regulations, except where additional license or reporting information may be required.  Dart Maritime staff will communicate any additional AES system messages as required.  Pricing is $17.50 per SED submitted, with additional discounts available for customers utilizing our Tariff Publishing services.

Benefits of using this new service include:

                     protect shipper identity and confidentiality
                     reduce cost of VOCC preparation and filing
                     eliminates need to purchase or upgrade software or hardware
                     automatic notification of changes in AES regulations and codes
                     potential service offering to shippers that presently prepare own SEDs
                     "backup" service for system or communication failures and staffing shortages

Since 1991, Dart Maritime has been a provider of tariff publication services for carriers in the foreign commerce of the U.S., as regulated by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and OSRA and presently services over 80 NVOCCs in the ocean transportation industry.  

To register for the service or inquire about more information, contact Willie Jefferson at   (704) 357-6404, or via e-mail at


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