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Movement Towards Visa-Free Regime with EU Is Slow, Medvedev Said

2016-04-26 (23:03)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said he’s frustrated with the slow pace ...


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Port of Antwerp Experiences Slight Decline in Freight Volumes

2016-04-28 (22:59)

The port of Antwerp handled 138,905,003 tonnes of freight during the first nine months...


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Container Cargo Turnover at Latvian Ports Increased by 23.8% in January-September

2016-03-26 (23:28)

Container cargo turnover at Latvian ports grew by 23.8% in the fir...


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In the terminology of loads transportation the bulk stands for poured cargo. It is usually uploaded by scoops, grab buckets and pumps.

For bulk is poured into a ship's case, its weight is usually calculated by the subtraction of the initial ship mass from the resulting ship mass.

As a bulk are transported such loads as sand, coil, wheat and the like.



Bulk is divided into three categories:

1. Usual bulk – poured oversized cargo;

2. Break-bulk – packed loads (packed in sacks, barrels, boxes), also called single-piece loads. For the reason of usage packing tare these loads are more expensive. Break-bulk is loaded using palettes or by single pieces. Break-bulk can be uploaded in contaners. Containres with a break-bulk of a single cargo owner are called full-loaded containers. There are also partly-loaded containers when the container is loaded with cargo of different owners.

3. Neo-bulk – massive loads with the high specific price, transported by a special ships to a specially- equipped terminals using special sea routes. These loads are usually transported in one destination. Examples are motor vehicles and forest.