Break Bulk cargo is anything that cannot be containerized, and that must be loaded individually (not in bulk—like oil and wheat), including cartons and pallets of goods.
Break Bulk also includes large equipment and machinery, cargo that has special handling requirements or oddly shaped items. While Break Bulk refers to the shipping method and not the actual material being shipped, many items are almost always shipped as Break Bulk cargo:
- Farm machinery
- Mining equipment
- Over-sized or heavy equipment
- Steel Girders
- Boats and Yachts