Ro-Ro freight

Ro-Ro freight

One of our business activities is a transportation of various Ro-Ro cargos worldwide. We know how to handle Ro-Ro and we do like dealing with sophisticated oversized project cargoes. We can offer our customers best Ro-Ro tariffs and required terms for their projects.

What is Ro-Ro?

Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or Ro-Ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as automobiles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo. RORO vessels have built-in ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port.

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Types of Ro/Ro vessels:

  • PCC – Pure Car Carriers – capable of carrying only cars and light trucks;
  • PCTC – Pure Car Truck Carriers – universal type of vessels;
  • Ro/Ro – Heavy ramp capacity vessels with few decks only;

Types and dimensions of roll-trailers (mafis)

Roll-trailer Roll-trailer Length Roll-trailer Width Roll-trailer Height Max Cargo Weight
20 feet 6.1m 2.50m 0.60m 25 tonnes
30 feet 9,2m 2.80m 0.90m 160 tonnes
40 feet 12.2m 2.60m 0.70-0.80 (100t)
0.84m (120t)
120 tonnes
62 feet 18.9m 2.55m 0.85m 100 tonnes
72 feet 22.0m 2.80m 0.86m 90 tonnes
80 feet 24.4m 2.80m 0.86m 90 tonnes

Weight distribution on a 40’ft mafi with 100t capacity

Uniform distributed weights

Ro-Ro glossary

POL: Port of Loading POD: Port of Discharge w/m: Weight / measurement – freight in tons or volume in cbm (whichever is bigger ) is used as a base for rate calculation
Lump sum: Total amount (freight) per unit or piece CBM: Cubic meters SQM: Square meters
LWH: Length x Width x Height Roll-trailer (mafi): Trailer for loading high and heavy cargo Tugmaster: Pulling tractor for handling of roll-trailer
Gooseneck: Large hook that connects tugmaster and roll-trailer Terminal tractor: Pulling tractor with less lifting height than tugmaster Self propelled unit: Unit that can be driven without support
Tracked unit: Unit without wheels, moving on either steel or rubber tracks ISPM: Rules regarding treatment of wood packaging / dunnage

The entire estimate of the cost of delivery of goods by road can be obtained on the website through online request or by contacting us by phone: 8-800-100-87-64

Ro-Ro freight