There is no universal agreement on how to refer to Break Bulk/Multi Purpose/General Cargo ships. The IMO does not refer to the notion of break bulk itself, but to cargo ships. Number (in downtime) (to) – to be included in the calculation of downtime in a voyage charter. If a period, for example. B during a weekend or strike, shall be considered as a period of detention, the shipowner and the charterer shall be subject to the agreement of the shipowner and the charterer, unless, after the withdrawal of the entire authorised period, the period remaining until the completion of the loading or unloading counts without exception. A typical travel-charter-party clause could provide that “the time between 1700 hours on Friday and 0800 hours on Monday does not count, even if it is used. That`s a good explanation, thank you. All cargoes like coal, grain, phosphate or, as you said, “unpackaged load,” we called it “actual bulk,” to distinguish us from mass load. Will this term help? Break Bulk retains an advantage in areas where port development has not kept up with maritime technology. Shipping in the event of a break requires relatively minimal land facilities – a dock to which the ship can be attached, dock workers who help with unloading, warehouses to store materials for onward transfer to other means of transport. As a result, there are still a few areas where the bulk carrier continues to thrive..