CTI’s sea freight services offer a reliable and cost-effective solution for transporting large volumes of goods across the globe. We have an extensive network of carrier partners and the expertise to manage complex supply chains, ensuring that your cargo arrives at its destination on time and in good condition. Our team of professionals provides end-to-end logistics solutions, including customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution. By partnering with CTI, you can benefit from our competitive pricing, transparent tracking system, and commitment to sustainability.
What is breakbulk?
Breakbulk is a type of cargo that is too big or heavy to be transported in standard shipping containers. It typically refers to items that are loaded individually onto a ship rather than in intermodal containers. Breakbulk cargo includes items such as large machinery, oversized vehicles, and construction materials. This type of cargo requires specialized equipment and handling procedures, which is why it’s important to work with a trusted logistics provider like CTI who has experience in managing breakbulk shipments.
How does breakbulk shipping work?
Breakbulk shipping refers to the transportation of goods that cannot be containerized or shipped in bulk, such as heavy machinery, oversized equipment, or project cargo. Unlike container shipping, breakbulk cargo is loaded individually onto a vessel, often using cranes and specialized handling equipment. The cargo is typically secured to the vessel’s deck or held in place by lashings to prevent movement during transit. Breakbulk shipping involves a more labor-intensive and time-consuming process than containerized shipping, but it is necessary for transporting certain types of cargo that are too large or heavy for standard containers.
Find out more about the different sea container types and container dimensions
Whether you have a full container load (FCL), less than container load (LCL), or non-containerized load, we have the sea containers you need for your sea freight shipping.
This is the most common container type used for general cargo such as electronics, textiles, and machinery. It is weatherproof and secure, with a standard size of 20 or 40 feet.
Also known as a flatbed or flat rack, this container type has no walls or roof, allowing it to accommodate oversized cargo such as machinery, vehicles, and pipes.
High cube container
Like a standard dry container, but with extra height, allowing for more cubic capacity. This is useful for cargo that is too bulky or too tall for a regular container.
Flat rack container
Like a platform container, but with collapsible sides to provide flexibility and ease of loading. It is used for oversized cargo such as machinery, vehicles, and boats.
This container type is refrigerated and insulated, allowing it to transport temperature-sensitive cargo such as food, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
Open top container
This container type has a removable top, making it easy to load and unload oversized cargo that cannot fit through the standard container doors. It is commonly used for machinery, vehicles, and construction equipment.
The CTI LCL Sailing Schedule provides a convenient and comprehensive overview of current and upcoming shipments to and from various locations across the globe. It helps ensure effective planning for the transportation of goods to or from different ports worldwide.