The Role of Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) Vessels in International Automobile Shipping

The Role of Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) Vessels in International Automobile Shipping

Within overseas car transport there are two ways for shippers to load their automobile onto the vessel before it leaves the port of origin. The vehicle can either be loaded into a container or loaded onto a Ro-Ro vessel.

The difference between the two is that the latter is usually the cheaper and more hassle-free option. With the roll-on/roll-off alternative, the crew at the port of origin can easily drive onto the vessel and load the care in that matter. Once on the vessel, the vehicle is restrained so that it doesn’t move around during the trip overseas.

However, if the automobile being shipping overseas is non-running, shipping via container is the way to go. With freight forwarding companies’ international shipping services, a 20 foot, 40 foot, or 45 foot container can be offered to clients with vintage or classic cars that don’t run, and can’t be driven up to a Ro-Ro vessel.

With either option, a reliable international shipping company can help clients determine the best option for them and their particular cargo, as well as help them take care of everything before the shipment takes place. Transporting automobiles via both container and roll-on/roll-off can be easy, efficient, and affordable.

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