Sea Shipping Roll on Roll off Cargo
If your cargo is over dimensional or cannot fit into standard 20 ft or 40 ft sea freight containers and if it can be efficiently moved by rolling. Then Roll on Roll off shipping may be suitable for your cargo movement.
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or Ro-Ro) ships are sea freight vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trucks, semi-trailers or railroad cars that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels.
These types of vessels have the capability to set a ramp at dockside, bow or the stern and roll on most types of wheeled cargo.
Whilst smaller ferries that operate across rivers and other short distances often have built-in ramps, the term RORO is generally reserved for larger ocean-going vessels. The ramps and doors may be stern-only, or bow and stern for quick loading.
This is in contrast to lo-lo (lift-on/lift-off) vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo These lo-lo types of vessels are very important in ports that do not have shore-based loading cranes available, such as in many developing countries.
How are the freight charges calculated when shipping by Roll-Roll off cargo?
Roll-Roll off freight is charged on the cubic meters of your cargo or kg weight, if the weight of the cargo is greater than the cubic meters of the cargo.
Important tip When shipping roll on roll off cargo and or by disassembling, assembling or consolidating into unit loads and achieves lowering of the height, width or length which will reduce the cubic meters of freight being sent, you lowering the freight cost and saving $$$
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