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Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC or NVO) or sometimes called Box Operators are those carriers who offer port to port services similar to Main Line Operators (MLO), by issuing their own Bill of lading, but at the core, they do not operate vessels, but rather own the fleet of containers and fill the slots with Vessel Operators (VO).

NVOs have played a major role in logistics history, as one of the central players in carriage of goods, by sea, among other service providers, i.e. Main Line Operators & Freight Forwarders (FFs).

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