A Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) ship is specifically designed to carry wheeled and tracked vehicles as all or most of its cargo.
Such as automobiles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers or railroad cars that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. This is in contrast to lo-lo (lift-on/lift-off) vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo.
RORO vessels have built-in ramps which allow the cargo to be efficiently "rolled on" and "rolled off" the vessel when in port. While smaller ferries that operate across rivers and other short distances often have built-in ramps, the term RORO is generally reserved for larger ocean-going vessels. The ramps and doors may be stern-only, or bow and stern for quick loading.
Vehicles are driven on and off the ship by means of the ship's own ramps and are safely stowed and secured under deck. Below-deck space and volume utilization is more efficient than on a containership, because RO/RO Carrier’s are designed to accommodate cargoes which cannot be stacked but which vary in height.
RO/RO ships are commercially viable and the new car Manufacturer’s prefer RO / RO shipping for new automobiles that are transported by ship around the world.
By rolling cargo on board these vessels and rolling it off at its destination, shippers can reduce the number of times their cargo is handled, thus reducing the risk of damages.
Ship Car to Europe, or any other continent or country, easily by using a RoRo ....Germany, Nigeria in Africa, UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Latin America, Asia or anywhere worldwide.
RO/RO - Roll on Roll off