What does breakbulk cargo mean?

breakbulk cargo meaning in Law Dictionary

Non-containerized basic cargo stored in boxes, bales, pallets or other units becoming packed onto or discharged from ships or any other types of transport. (See in addition: volume and container.) These include iron, metallic, machinery, linerboard and woodpulp.

breakbulk cargo meaning in Business Dictionary

packed but non-containerized cargo. Free concrete, grains, ores, etc., tend to be called bulk cargo, whereas cargo delivered as an unit (bags, bales, drums, boxes, cartons, drums, pallets, sacks, vehicles, etc.) is termed break volume.