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Bulk Cargo

What is Bulk Cargo?

Cargo that is shipped loosely and unpackaged in large quantities (as opposed to being shipped in packages or containers). Bulk Cargo is typically dropped or poured directly into a railway car, tanker truck, or the hold of a ship.


Bulk cargo can be classified as either liquid or dry. Some common examples of bulk cargo include oil, grains, and coal.


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