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RoRo Shipping vs. Container Shipping

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

When it comes to shipping a car overseas then there are two main shipping methods, RoRo and Container.


RORO is mainly used for shipping vehicles: cars, trucks, buses, boats, heavy agricultural or plant machinery because of simplicity and usually it is the cheapest way.

Vehicles are driven directly onto the RORO vessel and lashed to the car decks. When shipping RoRo it is important to know that you cannot ship personal belongings with it.

RORO carriers can handle not just cars but all types of motorized, rolling and even static cargo: heavy tractors, trucks, vans, SUV-s, boats, yachts, buses, motohomes, trailers, RV's, excavators, cranes, and other high & heavy agricultural equipment and machinery.

Shipping via RORO service from the U.S. can be arranged from the major US ocean ports. Please contact our office for your closest accepting port.


This option should be selected for high value vehicles. Your vehicle is loaded inside the shipping container. Nylon straps are then used to tie your vehicle down and they are secured to the walls of the shipping container. Once your vehicle has been loaded into the shipping container, wooden braces are placed around each of the tires and secured to the floor of the container.

Even when shipping your car inside the container we still recommend that you insure your shipment.

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