What is Roll On Roll Off Shipping?
RoRo Shipping or Roll on Roll Off Shipping is a very Cost effective way to relocate heavy machinery globally. It is also a quick and fast way to load and discharge a large number of cars for international shipping for manufacturers.
There are many Routes and Shipping Lines or Vessel Operators that offer regular shipping routes. Sometimes the Roro Carriers have tight schedules to meet which can ensure Vessel integrity. On some occasions the Vessel Carrier can become overbooked and during a transship routing your cargo can be offloaded on a wait list, that will cause a delay in a transshipment port while waiting to connect with the next vessel. This is not such an issue on smaller cargo such as Cars, Motor homes or Boats unless summers coming, however it can be a major issue for High and Heavy cargo on board the RoRo ship.
Preparing a Vehicle for shipping
You need to ensure there are no personal effects inside the vehicle when you select to ship on a RoRo vessel. One of the main reasons is to ensure swift import customs clearance at destination port, much easier to do with a vehicle than it is to do on a car with personal effects inside. If you are returning home from an overseas posting with your POV with your vehicle, you are wiser to Pack your boxes of personal effects and ship them on their own in a shipping container via LCL seafreight.
Heavy Cargo Shipping
Roro Shipping Companies will also advise you to ensure the same of your high and heavy cargo for international Roro Shipping. You must ensure all cargo is free of all quarantine risk material. This is too ensure easy entry to the Destination port, but additionally to ensure there is limited opportunity of cross contamination of pests during the vessel ocean transit.
Preparing the Cargo for Shipping
For Machinery the cargo must be clean inside and out, including in the tracks and inside the cab, have no oil leaks, a good starter motor and new batteries, often it is a good idea to purchase a new battery before the machinery ships to ensure it always starts easily. This is another measure to lessen the chance of the cargo being left behind and needing a mechanic in a foreign country have to take a look. Special Enthusiast Car or a Classic vehicle has similar guidelines to machinery, if you have purchased overseas it is a very good idea to have the cargo prepared properly. The cargo is driven on and off the Vessel so it must be in good working order.
WHO IS BEHIND KENTER INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS AND WHY SHOULD YOU WORK WITH US?
Our team is regarded as one of heavy industries leading freight forwarders with over 50+ years experience in international shipping for hundreds of satisfied clients from over 150 different industries.
We provide freight services to small business owners, large corporations and government departments. We have a track record of shipping high value cargo that gains you back more time to put into sales, leads and customers.
At various stages we have worked for freight companies who were relentless at sales but had little operational freight experience in heavy industry. We saw the thousands of clients money being wasted through in-experience. Naturally we wanted to find a way to work with our clients in a way that was stress-free and more in line with our experience.
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