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Bulk Cargo

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Bulk cargo is a shipment type that is shipped without any package, pallet, or box. The term bulk means that dry cargoes such as mines, grain, coal, etc., are transported unpackaged, unloaded in containers, and loaded directly into the ship's holds. Bulk carriers transport bulk cargo.

The loads transported by bulk carriers but transported in pieces with equipment such as pallets, sacks, and barrels are called break bulk cargoes.