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Today sea transportation is the most common as well as the cheapest way to ship a vehicle internationally. You might have observed an example of this kind of car transportation on a ferry when cars are driven inside a special deck at one terminal and then driven off the ferry at the other. In international logistics similar process is called “RoRo” shipping.
“RoRo” stands for “Roll on/ Roll off” which basically describes the transportation procedure: vehicles are rolled up the ramp onto a large vehicle carrying vessel, braced and tied down on a specially designed enclosed deck during the transportation and then rolled of at the destination port. This type of car shipping was developed in Japan specifically for exporting large amount cars from its manufactures to Europe and the USA.
Such vessels can fit from 400 to 1000 cars on average and larger ships have enough capacity for transporting up to 6000 cars. The entire loading process and Port-to-Port transportation is handled by port workers and sea line employees, so your vehicle is all taken care of the moment you leave it at the origin terminal and until you pick it up at the destination point.
Even though RoRo was originally designed for shipping cars, today this service is also offered to all kinds of motorized vehicles: motorcycles, ATVs, boats, RVs and even heavy duty machinery (like cranes, tractors, excavators etc.).
Most RoRo ships have segregated decks in order to transport different types of vehicles separately so that a classy Harley is not loaded together with farm machinery.
Inoperable vehicles are also accepted by RoRo transporters as long as they can roll, steer and have good brakes. However, there will be an extra charge of around $300 as special equipment will be required to load your vehicle on and off the ship.
If the vehicle you are looking to ship abroad is located far from any of the above mentioned cities, you can hire automobile shipping service to transport your vehicle from your front door to one of the ports or the other way around.
Shipping a car overseas using RoRo service has become the most popular type of transportation for a good reason. Comparing to container shipping, RoRo has the following advantages:
The only drawback of RoRo shipping is that it is not as all-encompassing as container shipping. Small countries may not even have international RORO transport facilities.
If you think RoRo is the right option for your vehicle’s oversea trip, please, contact us to receive a customized quote for your particular transportation.