Break bulk at Port Elizabeth USA

Break Bulk/Out-of-Gauge

APM Terminals Gothenburg has a specialist team and equipment ready to load and unload your Break Bulk or Out-of-Gauge Cargo. To ensure your valuable cargo always remains safe, we only use highly trained and experienced operators, and suitable equipment. 

With Out-of-Gauge Cargo, the dimensions of the cargo exceed the flat rack or open top container by length, width or height, but a container can still be used. Out of Gauge cargo includes things like propellers, flanges or trucks.

Break Bulk significantly exceeds the size and/or weight of a standard container and is therefore handled as non-unitised cargo and normally placed on a bed of flat racks with a large number of lashing points. Break Bulk cargo includes things like yachts, masts, industrial machines or train carriages.

Request a Break Bulk/Bulk Rate offer

To receive a breakbulk/bulk rate offer, please email the following mandatory information to

  • Length x Width x Height (CM)
  • Weight (KG)
  • POD (Point of Discharge) and POL (Point of Load)
  • Description of the cargo
  • Sketches or drawings with the centre of gravity
  • Lifting points should be marked clearly

Our team will be in touch shortly to confirm the offer. All offers are valid for 30 days from the date of quotation.


Booking Procedure

Email the booking request to with the quotation number, eg. BBK2019001, in the email subject line and your own reference if applicable. We will add this to the invoice.

This quotation number will be used when scheduling the order – including billing – therefore please attach the quotation number to your break bulk goods.

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