Roll-on/roll-off, or RORO, is a type of shipping that is typically used for the transportation of heavy machinery such as vehicles, that can be moved onto a ship via a ramp.
This type of shipping is used for items that necessitate being transported by sea, so, for example, if you were to be looking at shipping your motorhome from the proposed expansion at the Port of Immingham to the mainland continent, you would likely be using RORO shipping.
It can also circumvent the need to pick up large items and vehicles by a crane to load them onto a ship, known as lift-on/lift-off, or LOLO shipping. This can take longer than RORO and has high risks of times being damaged during shipping and loading.
There are several types of RORO ships. They are:
Roll-on/roll-off shipping is the most effective and modern way to transport large vehicles across seas and oceans, as well as helping facilitate faster shipping times for overseas shipments.
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