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Bulk, breakbulk or project cargo?

Published: 2019-08-07 15:09

Bulk and Break bulk are two terms that often are being used incorrectly and interchangeably during the course of day to day business. 

We would like to define the terms like this:

  • The term Bulk relates to trades where dry cargos such as Iron ore, grain, Coal, Alumina and Phosphate are carried in a loose form
     
  • The term Breakbulk relates to trades where cargo is carried in a unitized form such as palletised, bagged, strapped, bundled, drummed and crated, and also unitised general cargo
     
  • Project cargo is a term used to broadly describe the national or international transportation of large, heavy, high value or a critical (to the project they are intended for) pieces of equipment.

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