Breakbulk Shipping

Did You Know?

Are you familiar with the challenges associated with breakbulk cargos?

  • Stowage & stowage factors
  • Lashing and securing
  • Principles of ventilation
  • Loading, stowing, securing and discharging heavy-lift cargos
  • Maintaining and inspecting cargos

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, often times 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.

Course Topics:

Breakbulk Transportation Process:
World Trade Patterns, Transportation Modes

Breakbulk Cargo:
Breakbulk Cargo Handling, Cargo Operations, Safe Carriage, Cargo Monitoring, Cargo Control, Cargo Care

Breakbulk Chartering:
Vessel Operations, Chartering Process, Stakeholders, Customer Interaction, Documentation

The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • ABS approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion, including end of program assessment.

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.