BREAK BULK SHIPMENTS:
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Breakbulk cargo is defined as general cargo or goods that do not fit in or utilize standard shipping containers or cargo bins. Breakbulk is also different from bulk shipping, which is used for cargo such as petroleum products or grain. Instead, breakbulk cargo is transported individually, oftentimes on a skid or pallet or in a crate.
Examples of breakbulk cargo include construction equipment, manufacturing materials, oversized vehicles, boats, cranes, turbine blades, ship propellers, generators, large engines and more.
The main benefit of shipping in this manner is the ability to move oversized, over-weight items that wouldn’t otherwise fit into a container or cargo bin. Simply getting these large items from point A to point B via such a service is a big plus for many shippers.
Ships that are used for breakbulk shipping are often outfitted with special cranes and other pieces of equipment to accommodate such loads.