What is RoRo in shipping terms?
RoRo shipping or “Roll-on/Roll-off” shipping method involves transporting wheeled cargo that can be driven on and off a shipping vessel as opposed to being lifted onboard using cranes. It can be cars, trucks, trailers, or any platform vehicles, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. The vehicles are secured to the deck almost like being parked in a moving garage.
How many cars are there in a RoRo ship?
The modern day RoRo shipping vessels are highly elaborate and built with advanced engineering techniques. Some of the larger RoRo vessels are about 860 feet long and can accommodate about 6,000 cars per sailing.
Is RoRo shipping safe?
Yes, RoRo shipping is very safe. Car manufacturers all over the world ship their brand new vehicles on RoRo shipping vessels. The RoRo ships are like large moving garages where the cars are properly secured to the decks. Most first class international RoRo shipping vessels are climate controlled to keep your cars protected from the elements of weather.
What is the difference between RoRo and break bulk when shipping?
Break bulk shipping is the method of transporting cargo that cannot fit in standard size shipping containers or cargo bins. This method is suitable for oversized cargo that is placed directly on the shipping vessel. The key difference between break bulk and RoRo shipping is that in RoRo shipping the cargo is wheeled and is driven on to the shipping vessels, whereas in break bulk shipping the cargo is placed with the help of other equipment.
Which carriers ship RoRo?
Almost all major international carriers such as Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW), ACL/Grimaldi, Hoegh, K-line, Maersk (via Farrell Lines), MOL, NYK RORO, Sallaum offer RoRo shipping services. We have partnerships with the leading carriers all over the world to ensure that your shipments are delivered safely to the destinations on time.
How to get a car shipped overseas?
To get your vehicle shipped overseas you would need to find a reputable international car shipping company. A.E.S. Inc. has the process of international auto shipping perfectly streamlined to make the experience hassle-free for customers. To get started, request a quick quote from us via our website, phone, or email. Choose your preferred international car shipping method, pick up or delivery locations, and schedule. Our experienced team and customs specialists will provide guidance to you through every step and manage all the customs and other cross-border requirements. Stay updated throughout the process of shipping your car overseas by automated notifications and tracking your shipment via our mobile app or website.