Breakbulk Shipping

Breakbulk cargo is defined as general cargo or goods that do not fit in or utilize standard shipping containers or cargo bins. Instead, breakbulk cargo is transported individually, oftentimes on a skid or pallet or in a crate. Examples of breakbulk cargo include construction equipment, manufacturing materials, oversized vehicles, boats, cranes, turbine blades, ship propellers, generators, large engines and more.

Transportation of heavy lift, project cargo and non-containerized cargo is a sector of shipping that requires specialized knowledge. As a rapidly growing, important area of maritime business, Breakbulk Shipping calls for new entrants with the appropriate skills and existing professionals who can achieve a global benchmark of industry knowledge.

Our online Breakbulk Shipping Program consists of three courses.
All are developed in collaboration with and accredited by the Breakbulk Institute.

Course Topics:

World Trade Patterns
  • Basic Functions of a Multilateral Trading System
  • Why are Tariffs, Duties or Import Restrictions Imposed
  • Preconditions of Trade
  • Major Drivers of Trade
  • Trade Structure
  • World Trade and Breakbulk Shipping
  • Why Exports are Necessary
Transportation Modes
  • Key Features of Multipurpose Ships
  • Types of Multipurpose Ships
  • Ro-Ro Ships
  • Why Multipurpose Ships?
Breakbulk Cargo Handling
  • Stowage
  • Securing
  • Ventilation
  • Heavy Lift Handling
Cargo Operations
  • Ports and Terminals
Safe Carriage
  • Discharge and Delivery of Cargo
  • How Cargo Delivery can go Wrong
Cargo Monitoring
  • Cargo Tracking
Cargo Control
  • Physical Checks
Cargo Care
  • Cargo Security
  • Cargo Damage in Transit
  • Insurance
World Trade Patterns
  • Basic Functions of a Multilateral Trading System
  • Why are Tariffs, Duties or Import Restrictions Imposed
  • Preconditions of Trade
  • Major Drivers of Trade
  • Trade Structure
  • World Trade and Breakbulk Shipping
  • Why Exports are Necessary
Transportation Modes
  • Key Features of Multipurpose Ships
  • Types of Multipurpose Ships
  • Ro-Ro Ships
  • Why Multipurpose Ships?

The Benefits of ECMTS Online Training Courses:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industy experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • Certificate of achievement issued by ECMTS upon successful program completion

Upon registration, students participate at their own pace and on their own schedule, within a 90-day program completion time frame (3 courses). Courses may be taken simultaneously.