• A cargo consolidator in ocean trades who will buy space from a carrier and sub/sell it to smaller shippers. The NVOCC issues bills of lading, publishes tariffs and otherwise conducts itself as an ocean common carrier, except that it will not provide the actual ocean or intermodal service.
  • Carrier offering an international cargo transport service through the use of underlying carriers and under their own rate structure in accordance with tariffs filed with the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington D.C.
  • An F.M.C. registered cargo consolidator of small shipments in ocean trade, generallysoliciting business and arranging for or performing containerization functions at the port.These carriers issue their own bill of lading referred to as a house bill of lading.