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  • adj. Alternative spelling of break-bulk.


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  • The expensive and inefficient part of the process was always loading and unloading, long carried out according to what was known as the breakbulk method.

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  • We have seaports that have built solid businesses in bulk, breakbulk and containerized cargo and we have a strong, supportive business community.

    Trade with India through the Port of Halifax

  • That breakbulk loading and unloading were physically exhausting and dangerous helped produced exceptionally militant unions.

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  • As a result, a typical transatlantic breakbulk cargo ship spent as much time in port as it did at sea.

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  • One of the great advantages of container shipping, compared to traditional breakbulk, is its high degree of mechanization.

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  • Not only does it reduce theft on the docks and damage to goods, hence lowering insurance rates for the shippers, it eliminates the time-consuming storage and sorting of breakbulk cargo.

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  • During the rapid buildup of American forces in South Vietnam in 1965, the ports of Saigon and Da Nang were overwhelmed by large deliveries of supplies arriving in traditional breakbulk ships.

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  • The new tariff, to begin April 1, will increase fees by $1 per cruise passenger, 10 cents per ton on breakbulk cargo, 2 cents per ton on bulk cargo and $2 per loaded container.

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  • · If food is received breakbulk, minimize handling losses through discharge of the food from the ship's hold directly onto trucks or other vehicles at dockside for onward transport.

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  • Moisture trapped in the hold, condensing the cargo, particularly in lash barges and breakbulk ships in transit from cold to warm climates.

    1. Lighterage


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