Break bulk cargo

Maritime transport plays a significant role in global trade, as 90% of the goods that are sold in thr world trade are transported by water.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in 2019, in addition to container cargo, 11.076 billion tons of cargo was transported by sea. Examples of cargo types include from wine, crude oil, clothing to planting products. In general, types of cargo other than container cargo may be divided into three main parts, and these cargoes are called "bulk cargoes".

LIQUID BULK CARGO Liquid bulk cargo is a type of bulk cargo that may be transported in any volume by tankers, such as crude oil, vegetable oil, chemicals, wine, LNG and LPG in the form of free-flowing or liquefied gas. According to UNCTAD, in 2019, 3.169 billion tons of liquid bulk cargo was transported by sea with tankers, which is 28.6% of the world's bulk cargo.

DRY BULK CARGO Dry bulk cargo is a term used for the carriage of any quantity of unpackaged and homogeneous raw materials by bulk carriers by sea. Dry bulk cargo consists mainly of unfinished goods that are used in the global production and consumption process. There are five main mass goods: iron ore, coal, grain, aluminum and phosphorite. In addition, small cargoes of this category include forest products and similar products.

UNCTAD 2020 According to the Maritime Report, in 2019, 3.225 billion tons of main bulk cargo and 4.682 billion tons of other dry bulk cargo were transported by sea, which accounted for 71.38% of total world freight.

TOTAL LOADS - BREAK BULK CARGO Break bulk cargo, also known as General Cargo, is a term used to refer to goods transported by general cargo vessels, which do not fit into containers or cargo boxes, but are palletized, uniform or non-uniform. Break bulk cargo includes any type of cargo, from project cargoes to vehicles, steel products or wooden materials.

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