RORO Shipping from Canada
There are two ways to ship cars, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles internationally – container shipping and RORO (roll-on/roll-off) shipping.
While container shipping services are port to port, RORO shipping services offer vehicle transportation by driving them on and off the ship under their own power or by using a platform vehicle. That’s why RORO shipping is a reliable shipping method suitable for almost anything with wheels.
At Viamar Scilla, we offer the most cost-effective RORO shipping services in Toronto. It’s the preferred choice of customers looking for an economical yet safe option to move their vehicles. Be it a brand-new luxury car or a vintage four-wheeler, we ensure your cargo gets to its destination safely and on time.
Why RORO Shipping Is So Popular
RORO shipping services are popular with car companies, exporters and importers. It’s a popular method of transporting vehicles because of its speed and efficiency. Plus, its adaptability and ability to integrate with other transport systems and speeds of operation has made it the go-to means of automobile shipping. It’s the most uncomplicated method because:
- The automobile is driven, or “rolled on,” directly onto the vessel and secured to the car deck.
- The vehicle is accompanied by spare tires or factory-fitted accessories only. No personal belongings or enhancements are allowed inside the deck.
- The vehicle is “rolled off” at the destination.
The affordability and efficiency of RORO shipping are unparalleled. However, it has one disadvantage: its geographical limitation. Small countries don’t have the infrastructure required for international RORO transport. That’s why it’s advisable to check whether your shipping destination has a port with RORO facility before attempting to book this shipping method.
Safe RORO Shipping
As a proud member of CIFFA (International Freight Forwarders Association) and FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations), Viamar Scilla is a dependable name in auto shipping. We ensure the safe transportation of vehicles by RORO shipping from Canada to all major ports worldwide, including those in Central America, South America, the Mediterranean, Western Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We’re committed to giving you clear estimates based on your automobile shipping needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About RORO Shipping
If you’re not sure whether you should go for RORO automobile shipping, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this popular method of auto transport.
1) Is RORO shipping safer than container shipping?
RORO shipping is a safer option than container shipping.
It’s commonly believed that cargo will be safer if shipped in a container. However, the truth is that container shipping involves multiple lifting operations which increase the risk of damage, whereas RORO shipping involves minimal lifting. When the cargo is loaded on the deck of a RORO vessel, it’s not lifted again during ocean operations, thus ensuring a safe shipping process.
2) Can RORO vessels handle bulky cargo?
Some RORO vessels are capable of carrying bulky cargo.
RORO shipping is a popular car carrying service but this doesn’t mean it can’t handle bulky cargo. Some vessels can carry cargo up to 6.1 metres high, 12 metres wide and 400 tonnes heavy.
3) Can I ship my personal belongings along with the car via RORO shipping?
No personal belongings are allowed to be shipped with RORO shipping.
When you choose RORO shipping to transport your car, you’re not allowed to ship personal effects along with your vehicle. However, you can send spare tires or factory-fitted accessories.
4) How much does it cost to send a car with RORO shipping from Canada?
This depends on several factors.
The cost of RORO shipping a car from Canada depends on several factors including the distance of the city to which you’re shipping, your vehicle’s weight and how soon you want it delivered. To learn the estimated cost, request a quote.
Our RORO shipping service is designed to ship tall and heavy cargo like big cars, trucks and heavy machinery that doesn’t fit standard shipping containers. Trust Viamar Scilla to ensure the safe and speedy delivery of your automobile.