breaking bulk


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breaking bulk

an activity performed by intermediaries in a DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL which involves the buying-in of products in large quantities and on-selling them in much smaller quantities. See WHOLESALER.
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Under the terms of collection, multiple streams of materials are involved and two docks transfer involved for breaking bulk. The set of the recyclable household waste collected in the territory of Saint-Etienne Metropole supply the sorting of each holder to be sorted, packaged and shipped in their respective sectors valuations.
Dedicated berths for breaking bulks, transshipments and redistribution across the world entitles them to be called as "Largest Base Oil Storage Terminal, Stockists and Distributors in the Middle East".