What Is Ro-Ro Shipping?
Ro-ro, short for roll-on / roll-off or rolling stock cargo is defined as wheeled or tracked goods such as automobiles, cranes, trucks, trailers, multi-purpose vehicles, railroad cars, goods loaded on mafis and flat trucks, including OOG. Ro-ro cargo can, therefore, be conveyed onto the cargo ship using the ship’s ramps without the aid of a crane.
Ro-ro offers a safe and cost-effective way to transport oversized or special project cargo. Shipments often move as one piece using specialized trailers port to port. Ro-ro requires less physical handling with little or no need for costly dismantling and reassembling. Ro-ro cargo, based on size, is generally secured in the ship’s garage decks for the entire voyage so there is less exposure to water and the elements.