RoRo Shipping Made Easy
Have a car, truck, light aircraft, boat, or something else non-standard sized you want to ship? Let us help! WCS Cargo has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry, and will make your move a hassle-free experience. We will tackle all the red tape for you, from customs clearance to insurance, as well as making sure your vehicle is properly prepared for its voyage. Our professional staff will keep you updated on every step of your move, and do all in their power to make your life easy.
RoRo, or roll-on roll-off, provides you with a simple and cost effective means to move your freight. At our competitive prices, we will help you move your freight nearly anywhere in the world.
What Is RoRo?
RoRo, or roll on/roll off, is an incredibly popular method of shipping cars, boats, light aircraft, and mother items that do not fit inside a standard ISO container. Instead of the freight being loaded into a container, the freight is either driven on and off the vessel under its own power, or loaded onto a specialty pallet to be moved via a tractor to the ships’ hold.
RoRo, as we know it today, stems from the use of landing craft during WWI. British soldiers who had used landing craft for tanks and trucks saw a potential in the commercial space. In 1946, the maiden voyage of the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company, the first dedicated RoRo line, occurred. In 1953, the first RoRo service across the English channel started operation. In 1956, the first dedicated RoRo vessel built to move commercial semi trucks and trailers. Today, RoRo freight is a global industry, comprising of thousands of vessels serving all of the world’s major seaports.
RoRo is significantly more affordable than containerizing a car or other vehicle for trans-oceanic moves.
RoRo shipping allows shippers to transport oversize and out of gauge freight with ease across the globe.
All of the planet’s major seaports can and do accept RoRo vessels, with regularly scheduled arrivals.