Breakbulk is cargo that does not fit in or utilize standard shipping containers or cargo bins. Cargo is shipped loose in the vessel's hold and not in a container. Also referred to as Non-Containerised Cargo (NCC), Out of Gauge (OOG) and static cargo. Breakbulk cargo is transported as individual pieces.
What are the advantages of transporting breakbulk on RoRo vessels?
As large breakbulk units can be shipped fully built-up, the potential loss of time and money associated with dismantling and rebuilding is eliminated
Cargo is safely lashed and loaded below deck into the hull of the ship and is therefore completely sheltered from the elements.
Cargo is generally not lifted over long distances (with the exception of weather deck operations) as compared to LoLo or container ships. Lifting is limited to on and off cargo equipment, such as roll trailers and those operations happen independently of scheduled vessel loading/discharging operations.
During the voyage, the cargo remains on the equipment safe inside the lower decks of the ship.
Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) transport from WWL is the ideal shipping option for breakbulk cargo. WWL’s RoRo concept combines secure transportation solutions with the regularity, frequency and dependability of our liner service.
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What is the difference between Breakbulk and Heavy Breakbulk?