MTA Lines Company History

Established in 1980 as a licensed Freight Forwarder and NVOCC, Midwest Transatlantic Lines, Inc. has experienced rapid growth within the industry.  Answering the demands of our customers, we have expanded our services to accommodate a broader scope of clients.  As Customhouse Brokers, Iata Agents, Transportation Consultants, and as a Bonded Container Freight Station, we are capable of fulfilling all international requirements of our customers. [more]

Worldwide Partner of the Year 2015

World Shipping Council

SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) 2016

Effective from July 1, 2016, the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requires the shipper named on ocean carrier’s bill of lading has to provide a verified gross mass (VGM) for packed container. The declaration of the verified gross mass should be signed and dated by a person duly authorized by the shipper and submit to the carrier via either electronic interchange channels or a physical shipping document. Without a verified gross mass, the packed container shall not be loaded aboard ship. [ MTA SOLAS Procedures ]

US Department of Homeland Security

Commissioner Kerlikowske’s Remarks at the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Annual Conference

It’s great to be here in Tucson. I’d like to thank Geoff Powell and his team for inviting me here, and I especially want to thank Barbara Reilly, who has served the association as Executive Vice President for nearly 18 years. [ more ]


United Shipping Partner

United Shipping is a world wide network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders and customs brokers. This organization was formed in 1988 to offer importers and exporters the advantages of the multi-national corporations with the expertise that can be found only in a locally owned and operated business. [ more ]


Exchange Rates

The International Monitary Fund (IMF) is an international organization of 185 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment. [ rates ]


"10 + 2" Import Security Filing

Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published on January 2, 2008 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring importers and carriers to electronically submit additional information on cargo before it is brought into the United States by vessel. The Security Filing, also known as “10+2,” is another step in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) strategy to better assess and identify high-risk shipments to prevent terrorist weapons and materials from entering the United States. [ more ]