行業知識

Neutral Body An organization established by the members of an ocean conference acts as a self-policing force with broad authority to investigate tariff violations, including authority to scrutinize all documents kept by the carriers and their personnel. Violations are reported to the membership and significant penalties are assessed.

 

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) A cargo consolidator in ocean trades who will buy space from a carrier and sub-sell it to smaller shippers. The NVOCC issues bills of lading, publishes tariffs and otherwise conducts itself as an ocean common carrier, except that it will not provide the actual ocean or intermodal service.

 

NOS Abbreviation for "Not Otherwise Specified."

 

Nose Front of a container or trailer-opposite the tail.

 

No-show Cargo which has been booked but does not arrive in time to be loaded before the vessel sails. See also "Windy Booking."