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Ocean Freight Forwarders (NVOCCs) Free To Compete on the Open Seas

Published: 19 January 2005

ID: G00183744

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi


The Federal Maritime Commission's landmark ruling is now in effect, which allows Non Vessel-Owning Common Carriers (NVOCCs) to negotiate private contracts with their customers. This move, which effectively completes the deregulation of the U.S. maritime industry, levels the playing field between the freight-forwarding community and the shipping lines.

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