Handling Shipments as an Ocean Forwarder (Not NVOCC)

When you handle a shipment only as an ocean freight forwarder, and not as a Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), the applicable FMC regulations are very different. Lear about them here.

Qualifying Individual (QI)

What does it take to be a Qualifying Individual (QI)? Learn about the role of the QI in FMC licensing applications.

Types of FMC Licenses

In the U.S. ocean trades NVOCCs and Ocean Freight Forwarders (OFFs) based in the U.S. must obtain a license from the FMC. In order to obtain these licenses, entities must have a Qualifying Individual (QI). What is a Qualifying Individual (QI)?

Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF)

What is an Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF)? Get the details on what it means to be an OFF in the U.S. ocean trade lanes.