Vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo
RORO is the simplest and cheapest method of shipping vehicles and heavy-duty equipment via the ocean. Vehicles are driven directly onto the RORO Vessel and secured to the car decks. They are secured inside the vessel, wind and watertight. It is important to note that you cannot ship personal effects using this method, but a spare tire and other factory fitted accessories are allowed.
RORO overseas shipping is a very popular way of transporting cargo to other countries. Nowadays RORO carriers can handle not just cars but all types of motorized, rolling and even static cargo: trucks, boats, buses, motor homes, travel trailers, tractors, excavators, cranes, and other high & heavy equipment and machinery. International RORO shipping is popular with exporters and importers mainly for 2 reasons: cost and efficiency.
The cargo is simply “rolled on” the vessel at the port of loading and “rolled off” the vessel at the overseas destination. Everything is handled by the port workers. There’s no need to hire and pay export warehouse for crating, container packing, flat rack loading, port delivery, etc. This really helps in keeping the cost of international shipping down