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Submission of Cargo Preference Schedule 310 and MA-1025

Owners/operators of a U.S.-flag vessel(s) participating in the Cargo Preference program are required to submit annual vessel operating and capital cost information per 46 CFR 382.2. Submit operating cost information in the format stipulated in 46 CFR 232.1, on Schedule 310 of Form MA- 172.

The Maritime Administration, in an effort to reduce the reporting burden on companies and to improve both the completeness and the quality of our data, has made Schedule 310 of Form MA-172 and the Form MA-1025 “Vessel Data and Capital Costs” available electronically. Please submit the online forms using the following links:

Please fill out the appropriate fields as they relate to your vessel(s) operations and be sure to complete the signature field located along the left-hand side. Please refer to the instructions below to ensure consistent information across owners/operators:

The Maritime Administration recommends that you carefully review the instructions and your company’s information for accuracy prior to submitting the forms. Please also be sure to retain a copy of the completed forms for your records.

The Maritime Administration ensures that the information you provide, using the “Submit” button located at the bottom of the form, including personally identifiable information, will be encrypted for transmission. Furthermore, the Maritime Administration promises that proprietary company or vessel specific operating cost information submitted to the Agency will not be released in any identifiable format.

While you are encouraged to submit these forms online, it is possible to email the form to fair& or print each form and mail the completed forms to the Agency. Owners/operators choosing to submit the form by mail should follow the mailing instructions below:

To Submit by Mail:

  1. Download and print the appropriate form(s) and instructions. Owners/operators may also call MARAD at 202-366-9362 to request a MA-172 and/or MA-1025 by mail.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the Schedule 310(s).
  3. Save a copy of the Schedule 310(s), MA-1025, and all supporting documents for the company’s business records.
  4. Mail the completed forms to the following address:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
1200 Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Albert Bratton
MAR-711 W23-417

If you have any questions concerning the submission of the MA-1025, Schedule 310, MA-172’s, or financial statements, please feel free to contact Albert Bratton (202) 366-5769 ( or Lolita Cooper at (202) 366-9362 (