Roll-On Roll-Off RoRo Shipping


RoRo vessels are ships that are specifically designed to handle large, wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trucks, construction machinery, and oversized or bulky items. BGI transports using ro-ro or load-on/load-off methods for shipping both rolling, and large or bulky project freight. Roro vessels have built-in ramps that allow the rolling cargo to be driven or rolled on and off the vessel when in port. These ships pull up to a dock and lower a ramp allowing to be ‘rolled’ into the cargo bays of the ship. Roll-on roll-off shipping is usually the safest and least expensive way to handle oversized items or special project cargo.


Lift-on/Lift-off is another method for handling larger or oversized cargo.  LoLo ships, sometimes referred to as multi-purpose ships, are vessels with onboard cranes that are used to load and unload cargo. LoLo vessels can operate from docks or ports without dockside handling equipment.