Break Bulk Services
Break bulk are goods that are stowed on board of the ship in individually counted units rather than in shipping containers.
What is Ocean Freight Break Bulk?
Break bulk are goods stowed on board the ship in individually counted units rather than in shipping containers.
The term break bulk (break-bulk, breakbulk) can also be referred to as general cargo and comes from the phrase, “breaking bulk,” meaning the initiation of removing a portion of a ship’s cargo.
Batches of breakbulk goods are typically packed in smaller containers like bags, boxes, cartons, crates, drums, or barrels. Click below to talk with an expert:
What are some examples of goods that are shipped breakbulk?
There are many types of goods that are shipped breakbulk. Break-bulk are goods that are stowed as individually counted “bulk” units rather than stored in shipping containers. Break bulk goods include:
- Bagged cargo (covered for moisture protection)
- Baled Goods
- Corrugated boxes
- Wooden containers/crates
- Paper reels
- Motor vehicles (learn more about automotive shipping here)
- Steel girders