Contonou-Direct International Shipping LLC, Logo
Phone Icon (866) 272-9316

RORO Car Shipping

RORO overseas shipping is a very popular way of transporting cargo to other countries. The idea was created and developed by the Japanese car manufacturers to ship their cars to USA and Europe in a fast and efficient manner by using specialized ships called “vehicle carriers.”

Nowadays RORO carriers can handle not just cars but all types of motorized, rolling and even static cargo: trucks, boats, buses, motorhomes, travel trailers, tractors, excavators, cranes, and other high & heavy equipment and machinery.

International RORO shipping is popular with exporters and importers mainly for 2 reasons: cost and efficiency.

Price:

Roll-on roll-off service is one of the cheapest international shipping options. Exclusive container service is usually more expensive, while air shipping your car is always several times more expensive. We offer shipping your vehicle for less. RO/RO Shipping reduces your costs.

Preparation:

Preparing for RO-RO service takes the least amount of time between the international shipping options. Your car may need to be driven up and down the ramps for loading and unloading, so it will need some gasoline in it and the battery attached. Other shipping methods that don't require the car to be functional usually require that you remove all gasoline from the tank and disconnect the battery for safety reasons.

Cars

Convenience:

RORO service allows your car to be available and drivable as quickly as possible after a seafaring international move. The loading and unloading process is simple and quick compared to the sometimes tedious process of loading and unloading a car in and out of a container. You may even be able to drive your car right from the destination port if you had enough gas left in the tank.

Rows of Cars

RORO Destinations:

Overseas destinations include major ports in Western Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Central America and South America. Here are some ports that we are shipping to: England (Southampton), Germany (Hamburg), Ghana (Tema), Nigeria (Lagos), Senegal (Dakar), Toge (Lomo), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), South Africa (Durban) and many more.

RORO Ports in USA/CANADA:

Shipping via RORO service from the U.S. can be arranged from the major ocean ports: New York, Baltimore, Charleston, Jacksonville, Providence, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Galveston,Freeport, Halifax (Canada) and Los Angeles.

RORO Shipping Lines:

The following steamship lines are offering RORO shipping services: Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW), ACL/Grimaldi, Hoegh, K-line, Maersk (via Farrell Lines), MOL, NYK RORO, Sallaum etc. Considering our long time contractual relations and quantities we supply, as a result the BEST PRICING is GUARANTEED by us for any RORO shipping quotes, costs or charges.


What is Ocean Freight

Ocean freight is the logistics of exporting and importing cargo by shipping lines.

In ocean freight shipping, goods are packed in shipping containers, the freight forwarder books the space or container with the ship agent, cargo is trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of origin and shipped overseas to the importer at the port of destination. The itinerary may be done from port-to-port, door-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-door, and can include truck pick up and or delivery.

Shipping Containers with Crane in Background

FCL or LCL for your Ocean Freight

FCL (Full Container)

FCL shipping is a type of ocean freight and the term FCL refers to full container load. Shipping FCL does not mean you need to have enough cargo to fill an entire container you may ship a partially filled container as FCL.

Containers on a Ship

Benefits of shipping FCL

You are paying for the entire container, so a half-filled or full container is the same price.

If you are inspected, it is only your cargo being inspected.
Other cargo will not damage your cargo.

Here is no standby time until the container is fully filled.
Whether you are using LCL or FCL, all cargo should be palletized or boxed depending on the goods being shipped.

LCL or Groupage (Share a Container)

When shipping LCL, cargo is consolidated with other shippers' goods to fill a container. The price of your shipment is determined based on volume and weight.

Drawbacks of shipping LCL

There could be a delay due to the standby time consumed to fill the container.

Other shipments inside the container might be inspected by customs thereby delaying your shipment.

Other cargo inside the container could contaminate or damage your cargo.


From almost any origin, destination or carrier, we can provide streamlined freight forwarding to book your cargo, arrange for pickup and delivery, and manage the shipping documentation. With decades of experience, we facilitate the entire forwarding process according to your specifications as well as the requirements of the import and export countries.

As Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC),* we can maximize your routing and transit time options by managing your ocean shipments door-to-door, with ease, visibility and global reach. Choose from our flexible ocean freight services based on your timing, cargo size and equipment needs.

Color Coded Containers

DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT US!

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR YOUR DOCK RECEIPT REQUEST