SEA FREIGHT BREAK BULK CARGO
Break bulk cargo: Packaged but non-containerized cargo, whereas cargo shipped as a unit (bags, bales, barrels, boxes, cartons, drums, pallets, sacks, vehicles, etc.) is termed break bulk.
Loose cement, grains, ores, etc., are termed bulk cargo.
Break bulk cargo it is mainly oversized cargo like Project cargo and Heavy lift, military equipment or almost any other oversized or overweight cargo which is too big or too heavy for a container (NCL).
Break bulk cargo cannot be shipped in inter-modal containers or in bulk, like grains or oil. It has been the most common type of cargo since the beginning of shipping. In modern times, container shipping has become more popular and break bulk has declined.
Efficient break bulk transport
Container shipping is typically the most cost-effective and efficient method of ocean freight forwarding, but what if the goods you need to ship don’t fit in a standard shipping container? In this case, you may need to move your cargo using break bulk shipping.
While the growth in containerized cargo will have the greatest impact on future shipping trends, bulk and break-bulk cargo will remain extremely important through 2020.
Break-bulk cargo vessels carry their shipments in barrels, bags, pallets, or other units. Bulk and break-bulk cargoes make up half of all cargo (by volume) entering or leaving for example in the United States, and will continue to account for a large portion in 2020.
- It Allows Heavy Industry & Power Generation Businesses to Move Their Equipment
- It Allows Goods to Enter Minimally-Developed Ports: Some smaller ports cannot accommodate large container ships or tankers.
- It Makes It Easier to Keep Goods separated when it is necessary.
- We can use for break bulk cargo many shipping lines from giants to very small independent ships andvessels.