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A vessel designed to carry both containerized and breakbulk cargo.

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What does Combi refer to?

In shipping, “Combi” refers to a type of vessel that is designed to carry both containerized cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo, such as machinery or vehicles. The term “Combi” is derived from the word “combination,” reflecting the vessel’s ability to handle a variety of cargo types. 


Combi vessels typically have a combination of cargo holds and container slots, allowing them to transport both types of cargo on the same voyage. This can be a cost-effective solution for shipping companies that need to transport a mix of containerized and breakbulk cargo, as it eliminates the need to charter separate vessels for each type of cargo. 

Related Glossary terms

Break Bulk Cargo

Break Bulk Vessel

Bulk Carrier

Containerized Cargo


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