GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

TOKYO, Jan 25 (FAM) – Seventy-five business operators were newly registered, permitted and approved as non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) in 2016 (January-December), nearly doubling the 40 registered, permitted and approved in 2015, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

The total number of business operators entering the NVOCC market last year was exceptionally high in recent years. It clearly indicated that customers still continued to go global, and that to live up to their demand, an increasing number of logistics service providers worked to develop business bases for providing international multimodal services.