Latin American Cargo is pleased to offer international car shipping services, available for shipments of almost anything on wheels throughout the world

This revolutionizes the freight and transportation needs of our clientele with fast, reliable, and safe shipping of their passenger, recreational, and construction equipment vehicles –large and small– with the same speed, professionalism, and attention to detail as all of LAC’s logistic services.
LAC can ship freight RORO if it has wheels and can be rolled on and off the vessel. This applies to all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, semi’s, construction vehicles, tractors, trailers, mobile homes, RV’s, caterpillars, backhoes, bulldozers, railroad cars, yachts, sailboats and much more.

What is RORO Shipping?

A time-tested method with origins dating back as early as 1833, “Roll-On/Roll-Off” refers to a combination of ground and sea transport, where wheeled road vehicles are driven onto a ship or ferry (RORO-specific) and driven off at the destination port. The difference comes in the type of vessel used: RORO ships are designed to carry cargo such as passenger vehicles, utility vehicles, and construction equipment that are rolled on and off the ship on their own power or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. This is in contrast to Lift-On/Lift-Off (LO/LO) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.
RORO vessels have either built-in or shore-based ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port. While smaller ferries that operate across rivers and other short distances often have built-in ramps, the term RORO is generally reserved for large oceangoing vessels. The ramps and doors may be located in stern, bow or sides, or any combination thereof.

Comparing ocean transportation options

When it comes to car shipping, there are two main options: in a container or RORO. But which option is better?
Both options can be used for almost any type of vehicle to be transported internationally. It is important for peace of mind to know that all vehicles are securely blocked, braced, and tied down ensuring absolute security during transportation. By this same logic, we always recommend getting cargo insurance for one’s protection, no matter what they’re shipping.

There are several reasons to consider RORO Transportation

The benefits and features of LAC's comprehensive international car shipping and freight forwarding services for the automotive industry include:

  • RORO is the simplest and cheapest method of car shipping overseas.

  • After vehicles are driven directly onto the vessel, they are secured to the decks, wind-and-watertight and safe from the elements.

  • Although personal effects cannot be included, spare tires, attachments, and other factory-fitted accessories might be allowed.

  • Modern RORO carriers can handle not just cars, trucks, and boats but all types of motorized, rolling and even static cargo: even high & heavy machinery.

  • Everything is handled by the port workers. No need to pay an export warehouse for crating, container packing, flat rack loading, port delivery, etc. Another variable to help keep international costs down.

  • Car shipping from the US and Canada can be arranged from multiple major ocean ports: Newark, Baltimore, Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Galveston, Los Angeles and Halifax

  • Overseas destinations include ports in North America, Western Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Central America and South America.

Choose LAC: Your best RORO Shipping partner when it comes to transport your vehicles

A simple consultation with our RORO experts will advise you on the best solutions for international car shipping to the destinations of your choice taking into consideration all factors for the safest, most convenient, and economical option.

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