Non-vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)

Non-vessel Operating Common Carriers are ocean carriers who transport goods and issues their own bill of lading but do not own any means of transport.

What is Non-vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) ?
Non-vessel Operating Common Carriers are ocean carriers transporting goods under their own house bill of lading without operating any transportation vessels. They usually accept small shipments and then combine them into container loads or spaces that they lease from other ocean carriers. NVOCCs own containers in some cases and do not own their own warehouse.