Break Bulk Cargo

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Type of cargo shipped as a unit without being containerized.

What is break bulk cargo?

Break bulk cargo refers to storing cargo and goods within an individual unit while loading them on ships. This is ideal for cargo that is hard to fit in standard shipping containers. 


In the modern context, this cargo is transferred in crates, barrels, drums, or bags before they are pushed on to ships to carry on their journey. 

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