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Breakbulk

Breakbulk is the palletised packaged goods that are not containerised. To break bulk is to unload and distribute a portion or all of the contents of a rail car.

What is Breakbulk?

Breakbulk is the palletised packaged goods that are not containerised. To break bulk is to unload and distribute a portion or all of the contents of a rail car.

Breakbulk ocean shipping is a common method used to successfully transport cargo or goods that cannot fit in standard-size shipping containers or cargo bins. Instead, cargo is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums, barrels, other handling equipment, or is simply rolled, lifted, or pushed onto a ship or barge.

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