RORO Shipping Services | Roll-On Roll-Off Transportation

Discover the best way to ship your car, motorhome, trailer, truck, yacht, tractor, bus, oversized machinery and other breakbulk cargo overseas, with our RORO shipping services.

Latin American Cargo offers the best RORO services to ship your vehicles and your static cargo anywhere in the world

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, or 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.

International Car Shipping & RORO Services

Roll-on Roll-off shipping is the easiest and cheapest way to ship a vehicle overseas as it involves minimal lifting and no need for block and bracing into a container.

After your vehicle is driven into the RORO vessel, it is secured to the decks, wind-and-watertight. We provide door-to-door and port-to-port services to ship any type of vehicles that can be rolled on and off the vessel. Including cars, trucks, semi’s, construction vehicles, tractors, trailers, mobile homes, RV’s, caterpillars, backhoes, bulldozers, railroad cars, yachts, sailboats and much more.
RORO ensures a safe shipping process with no expensive haulage or container costs.

RORO Shipping for your Break Bulk Cargo

Do you need to move heavy machinery, construction equipment, large vehicles, yachts or any other oversized cargo that does not fit into a standard shipping container? Shipping specialized equipment or vehicles such as cranes, skidders, dump trucks, generators, turbine blades or propellers can be a challenging task.
Our RORO shipping experts have the required know how to easily transport all these items and many more.

Oversized vehicles (on wheels) are usually driven (when self propelled) or towed directly into the RoRo Ship, offering the safest and cheapest transportation alternative. RoRo transportation reduces the need for lifting, providing more security to your cargo and helping you with faster transit times.
Our RORO shipping service offers you the safest, fastest and most cost-efficient way to transport your over-sized, overweight and heavy-lift cargo, whether it is on wheels or not (static cargo).

RORO cargo is secured in enclosed decks at all times in order to ensure maximum protection during the shipping journey. When shipping static cargo, your freight is usually loaded on flatbeds or on Mafi roll trailers (sort of metal platforms on small wheels) that are towed into the RoRo vessel.
LAC Roll-On Roll-Off Service is there to help you transport any type of cargo regardless of its size and weight.

Where do we ship via RORO

North America

Central America & Caribbean

South America

Europe & Middle East

RORO, LOLO or Container Shipping?

When transporting a vehicle, there are three different shipping alternatives. You can either ship it RoRo, LoLo or by container.

While in the LOLO (Lift-on/Lift-off) shipping method, the vehicle is loaded & unloaded using a crane, in the RORO shipping method (Roll-On/Roll-Off) the vehicle is driven on and off the vessel using its own power.  If the cargo is not self-propelled (static cargo) then a modular transporter called a MAFI Trailer can be used. Finally, the container shipping method involves loading your vehicle in an 20’ or 40’ ocean container.

These three alternatives can be used to ship almost any type of cargo. LOLO transport is a good choice when shipping inoperable large vehicles and equipment. On the other hand container shipping is a better choice for high-value luxury cars because of the extra protection the ocean containers offer.  However, both of these options are slower and not as resourceful as RORO ocean freight.

RORO is ultimately the most cost efficient method to ship any type of vehicle and/or cargo including freight that is not on wheels (static). When shipping roro, size simply doesn’t matter. Roro shipping simplifies the operation while ensuring that your cargo is safe at all times. All cargo is securely blocked, braced, and tied down.

Why choose our RORO Services?

Choose LAC, your best logistics partner when it comes to ship your vehicles & break bulk cargo

Contact our RORO experts by sending your request now!
We will advise you on the safest, most convenient, and economical option to ship your vehicle or your static cargo to the destinations of your choice.

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