The break-bulk cargo procedures are manually assembled and classified at a warehouse. It is done so at a manufacturers’ warehouse or cartage broker’s warehouse. In a modern context, breakbulk means cargo that is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums or barrels, etc. These goods must be loaded individually to be considered break bulk. It is said that loading and unloading breakbulk cargo is highly labor-intensive. Such cargo is brought to the quay touching the ship. After that, each individual item is lifted on board separately. Sometimes, we may have to use heavy-duty cranes from the boat or by the dockside. However, each individual item must be secured and stowed separately.
Some of the commonly shipped breakbulk cargo includes:
• Bagged or sacked cargo
• Bailed goods
• Barrels, drums, and casks
• Corrugated and wooden boxes or containers
• Reels and rolls
• Equipment, vehicles, and components
• Steel girders and structural steel
• Any long, heavy or over-sized goods
The biggest challenge for such cargo is it requires more resources and coordination. They include longshoremen, loading and unloading cranes, warehouses, specialized ships, transport vehicles, etc. That’s why we suggest you work with an experienced and capable breakbulk Logistics Company. We guarantee you the best service at the preferred prices.