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Non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC)

A Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) is a company that provides ocean freight services, but does not own its own ships. Instead, the NVOCC contracts with shipping lines to transport cargo on their behalf and acts as an intermediary between the shipping line and the customer. NVOCCs offer a range of ocean freight services, including the preparation of shipping documents, cargo consolidation, and customs clearance, and often have a global network of offices and agents to provide customers with door-to-door service.