What does breakbulk ship mean?

breakbulk ship meaning in Law Dictionary

ship with mainstream holds for stowage of breakbulk cargo, below or above deck, and designed with cargo-handling equipment. Ships additionally might be with the capacity of carrying a limited few containers, above or below deck.

breakbulk ship meaning in Business Dictionary

Vessel designed to carry packaged (but non-unitized) deliveries of all of the forms, sizes, and loads. In comparison to containerships, breakbulk vessels take considerably longer to weight and unload.