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Carrier

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The carrier is the party who transports the cargo.

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What is a carrier? 

A freight carrier is the company or individual that transports the cargo from one location to another.

A carrier may be a VOCC (Vessel Operating Common Carrier) or an NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier). “Ocean carrier” generally refers to VOCCs, who own and operate ocean vessels. An NVOCC, like Flexport, arranges the transportation of cargo with an ocean carrier. 

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A Guide to Largest Ocean Carriers in the World - Flexport Blog

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