Difference between NVOCC and Freight Forwarder

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Difference between NVOCC and Freight Forwarder

 

Is there any difference between a freight forwarder and NVOCC? Who is a freight forwarder? How NVOCC works? How NVOCC differs from a freight forwarder. This is a common question in international trade.

 

In this article let us discuss about the difference between a freight forwarder and adn NVOCC.


Difference between NVOCC and Freight Forwarder The definition and act of a freight forwarder and NVOCC is described by government of various countries differently. The legal obligations to government, clients and public vary from country to country for an NVOCC and a Freight forwarder.
The NVOCC means Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier.


A Non vessel operating common carrier is a cargo consolidator who does not own any vessel, but acts as a carrier legally by accepting required responsibilities of a carrier who issues his own bill of lading (or airway bill), which is called House bill of lading under sea shipment and House airway bill under air shipment.

Activities between a NVOCC and a freight forwarder are similar to each other except some differences. 

An NVOCC need not be an agent or partner of a freight forwarding company, where as a freight forwarding company can act as a partner or agent for an NVOCC.

 
Basically speaking, NVOCC acts a ‘carrier to shipper’ and ‘shipper to carrier’.


NVOCC can own and operate their own or leased containers.    NVOCC acts as a virtual carrier and accepts all liabilities of a carrier legally, in certain areas of operation.


Apart from the above, there are no major differences between a freight forwarder and NVOCC which is similar to each other.  You can click here to read more about -  What is NVOCC? How NVOCC can provide better rate than the main shipping carriers

 

Also read - 5 Tips to exporters while booking LCL shipments with a Freight Forwarder

 

I hope, the above explanation on the difference between a freight forwarder and NVOCC suffice your requirement.

 

In this article, we have discussed about Freight forwarder and NVOCC and their difference.  Do you wish to add more information about NVOCC and Freight Forwarder?  Comment below your thoughts about NVOCC and FREIGTH FORWARDER.

 

 

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Najma Qureshi : Nice information. The difference between freight forwarder and NVOCC is well explained above. Freight forwarding company can act as an agent/partner for a NVOCC whereas it doesn’t happen the other way around. threelineshipping.com

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