Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Broken Stowage

1. The loss of space caused by irregularity in the shape of packages.

2. Any void or empty space in a container not occupied by cargo.

What is Broken Stowage?

Broken Stowage is the space lost between boxes, between vehicles, around obstructions and over (above) cargo/vehicles due to irregular shapes/configuration, separation requirements and fire lanes.