Air, Sea, Truck, and Rail are the four modes of transporting your merchandise from location to location. These transportation services are either provided directly by the carrier (e.g. the shipping line) or by what is known as a non-carrier operating third party. A non-carrier generally contracts space on the ship, plane, etc and then resells the space with other services. For air shipments these entities are called CONSOLIDATORS and for Ships they are called NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC). When should an importer use a Consolidator or an NVOCC?These services[...]
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