Break Bulk Cargo

Break Bulk Cargo

STAR LIGHT SHIPPING LLC, DUBAI, UAE, is specialists in handling  break bulk cargo import and export worldwide and so far completed various complicate and large projects from different parts of the world.

STAR LIGHT SHIPPING is a name you can reckon for complete solutions in handling break bulk and project cargo.

Breakbulk cargo is  general cargo or goods that do not fit in or utilize standard shipping containers or by LCL shipments.. Breakbulk is also different from bulk shipping, which is used for cargo such as petroleum products or grain. Instead, break bulk cargo is transported individually, oftentimes on a skid or pallet or in a crate.

Examples of breakbulk cargo include construction equipment, manufacturing materials, oversized vehicles, boats, cranes, turbine blades, ship propellers, generators, large engines and more.

In the early days of shipping, ocean-going cargo was most commonly breakbulk. However, with the increased use of more efficient and secure shipping containers in the late 1960s, it is now generally reserved for cargo that is too heavy or large to fit in a container. Though an effective method of shipping oversized cargo, breakbulk shipping is more time-intensive than container shipping because each piece must be loaded and unloaded individually, oftentimes with special equipment.

The main benefit of shipping in this manner is the ability to move oversized, over-weight items that wouldn’t otherwise fit into a container or cargo bin. Simply getting these large items from point A to point B via such a service is a big plus for many shippers.

But there are other benefits, too. In some cases, breakbulk can be an affordable way to ship such large cargo — since the item will not have to be dismantled to ship. This same benefit applies in terms of speed. When you reduce the time spent in deconstruction and re-construction, the item will be ready for dispatch upon arrival much more quickly.

You may wonder why breakbulk cargo isn’t used more often. The reason being is that it can be more expensive. Large cargo often takes up more space in the ship or cargo hold than items that are packaged neatly in uniform, stackable containers, which results in higher shipping costs for breakbulk items.

Ships that are used for breakbulk shipping are often outfitted with special cranes and other pieces of equipment to accommodate such loads. It’s true that attempting to ship oversized and heavy items is more difficult than more standardized cargo. STARLIGHT SHIPPING is will well equipped to  to move nearly anything, anywhere in the world.

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