Break Bulk

What is Break Bulk?

Break bulk is the system of transporting goods in pieces separately, rather than being shipped in a container. Goods shipped in crates, bags, boxes, drums, barrels without the use of container are referred to as break bulk cargoes. These type of cargoes are usually large in sizes and dimensions.

Some examples of break bulk cargoes are oil and gas equipment, windmills, yachts oversized vehicles, boats, cranes, turbine blades, ship propellers, generators, large engines, construction equipment and so on. These goods are also known as Non-Containerised Cargo (NCC).