Function / Activity
NVOCC = non vessel operating common carrier
The NVOCCs buy maritime transportation capacities, which they then provide to their clients under their own responsibility (they set the bill of lading in their name).
They recruit freight and often proceed with bundling and unbundling (the goods of several clients included in the same container).
Introduction to the profession in Marseille-Fos
About 20 companies are settled in the port community.
Future development of the profession
The NVOCCs provide more and more customised services against the gigantism of international shipowners.