Break Bulk

Break bulk cargo are goods that need to be loaded individually versus containerized cargo or in-bulk products like oil or grain. Generally, break bulk cargo is shipped loose, crated, boxed, skidded or palletized. RTM is an expert in the shipping and logistics behind break bulk shipping. We offer special expertise and personalized friendly one-stop reliable service for the shipment of:

  • Boats/Yachts
  • Compressors
  • Cement drums
  • Generators
  • Industrial engines
  • Lathes
  • Machinery & machine tools
  • Oil field machinery
  • Rigs, pipes, tubes, casing
  • Steel coils/plates
  • Storage tanks
  • Transformers

In order to provide you with the most accurate break bulk cargo transport quote, please have ready the following information when you speak to a member of our pricing team:

  • Description of goods
  • How it is packaged
  • Dimensions per unit (LxWxH)
  • Weight per unit
  • Whether items are on pallets and if so pallet size
  • Whether items are stackable
  • Port of origination
  • Port of discharge
  • Whether the items are hazardous
  • Location of lashing points
  • Any special requirements or conditions we should know about

RTM provides both on-deck and below-deck stowage of break bulk items and our 30 years of experience in break bulk is manifest in our in-depth knowledge including:

  • Cargo supervision – loading and discharging
  • Continuous cargo management port to port
  • Expert and experienced stevedoring teams with specific experience in heavy and oversized cargo
  • Handling of hazardous cargo, special permits and custom clearance
  • Full and part chartering of vessels at highly competitive rates


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