A Break Bulk Vessel is a ship that transports goods in packaged form. These goods are not containerized and are not carried in bulk. The term “break bulk” refers to the process of breaking down these packages so that they can be loaded onto other modes of transportation, such as trains or trucks.
This type of shipping is commonly used for larger items, such as cars, construction equipment, or furniture. Break bulk shipping is often less expensive than using containerized shipping, but it can also be more time-consuming and difficult to coordinate.
In recent years break bulk shipping has declined in popularity, as containerized shipping has become more widespread. However, there are still some cases where it is the most efficient way to move goods. For example, if you are shipping a large quantity of one type of item, or if the items are too large to fit into a container, break-bulk shipping may be the best option.