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.
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.
When it comes to automobile 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.
A simple consultation with our Logistics Pros will advise you on the availability of RORO shipping to the destinations of your choice and ensure you are utilizing the best method, taking into consideration all factors for safest, most convenient, and economical option.
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