What Is Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)
Large organizations and companies deal with shipping lines or Freight Forwarders to ship their cargo to and from their destinations.
However, small businesses might find it more cost-effective and efficient to deal with special agencies known as Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOOC). They do this by being a single point of contact between the customer and the shipping agency.
A Brief Introduction to NVOCC
People often confuse the terms NVOCC with Freight Forwarder, and while they are similar, there are some differences between the two.
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC), as the name suggests, don’t operate or own ocean vessels. Instead, they deal with ship owners and shipping lines to ship cargo under their own Bill of Lading or House Bill of Lading (HBL). They sell or rent container space on vessels to their customers.
Although NVOCCs don’t own vessels, they may own a container fleet. If they are successful, they may also own warehouses. They can also provide a host of other services like container cleaning and repair, as well as cargo consolidation and deconsolidation.
Advantages of NVOCCs
There are many advantages to going through an NVOCC.
- Rates. NVOCCs often give lower rates. They achieve this by negotiating with mainline shipping agencies by offering them bulk business.
- Documentation. NVOCC makes the process of documentation easier by issuing the Bill of Lading themselves.
- Network. NVOCCs usually have good contacts with local associations like trucking, port customs, and trade unions. That helps for a smoother process with minimum interruption.
- Personalized Service. Dealing with NVOOCS comes with the flexibility of personalized services. Especially for small companies.
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NVOOCs is ideal for small to mid-range businesses looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to run ship their cargo.
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