RORO shipping is often the best way to ship self-propelled machinery that doesn’t fit within shipping container specifications.

There are regular roll-on roll-off shipping services between most major international ports, either directly or via a transshipment port. Traditionally RORO vessels were pure car and truck carriers, however, modern RORO vessels are more commonly being built with greater capacity for shipping mining equipment and construction machinery, agricultural equipment, locomotives and even static project cargoes, which can be loaded on special equipment for shipping large items that are too big to ship in containers (MAFI roll-trailers).

Some new roll on/roll off vessels on major shipping routes can accommodate cargoes weighing up to 375 metric tonnes and measuring 18m long and 6m high but on smaller trade lanes, the maximum capacity of RORO vessels is more commonly in the 80 to 150 metric-tonne range, with a maximum cargo height of around 4.8 metres.

Freightplus enjoys preferential rates and space allocation on most major RORO carriers, enabling us to offer cheaper RORO shipping.

The key benefits of RORO shipping are;

  • guaranteed under-deck stowage
  • no lifting required
  • no container packing or unpacking
  • most have fixed sailing schedules (not all)

Whether you are shipping automobiles, boats, tractors or helicopters, we will have the right, reliable RORO services for you.