from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having, being, or related to shipments of goods packed in small, separable units.

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  • adjective Of cargo, heterogeneous in size, shape, and handling requirements; neither bulk nor containerized.


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  • SABC radio reported about a third of Cape Town's harbour workforce was on strike and that work had stopped at the break-bulk division.

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  • Portnet said Cape Town port was fully operational on Thursday, except for the break-bulk terminal where there were still disruptions, SABC radio news reported.

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  • In the case of break-bulk shipments, please arrange a survey on discharge and on release of the cargo.

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  • TIGER funds will help Maine's ports improve capacity in targeted markets, including value-added forest products, emerging wind energy industry, bulk and break-bulk and containers, as part of a strategy to diversify business lines.

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