Break Bulk

Also known as general cargo, break bulk cargo simply means goods stowed on a general cargo ship in individual units. They are not stored in containers. The term comes from the phrase ‘breaking bulk’, which means to extract a portion of a ship’s cargo.

Type of break bulk

  • Steels roll
  • Pipes
  • Sacked cargo
  • Barrels and drums
  • Bailed goods
  • Steel girders
  • construction equipment