RoRo 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.
RoRo tends to be cheaper than container shipping but carries more risk as containers are secure and packed, whereas RoRo shipping is among many other cars and driven on a off the ramps.
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.
Car Shipping in a dedicated container is more expensive than other modes .The car is securely put into your own container and it is generally safer than RoRo as we pack the car in tightly and the car is never driven until it reaches port. You can also put your personal effects into the container together with your car.
Car Shipping in consolidated container is more economical than other modes. The car is securely put into the container with two or more cars in it.
Inspections We can inspect and appraise cars and trucks throughout the entire UAE. Each report includes detailed checks of the body, paint, chrome, signs of accident damage, rust or bondo. We also check the engine and test-drive each car. We photograph the underbody, check the instrumentation, tires, wheels and interior along with the offer of a free professional consultation to every client. In short, we do just about everything that is possible without actually taking the car apart!
Check out our Country Guide for Africa. Select your country above and here we’ll tell you what the entry, tax and paperwork requirements are.
Cost varies depending on which country we are exporting to and the size of your car, number of cars, etc. We always quote with a full breakdown of the costs before you commit. The charges work like this: One-time, small management fee (no commission) Shipping cost including insurance (RoRo or container, see here for differences) Inspection - optional cost for a full inspection before you buy (typically $200-$400 depending on number of cars) Pick up and drop off.
By land, sea or air, our shipping partner Aeon uses strong tethers and packs the tires so they cannot move during transport. For land transport, they can use covered containers so they remain dust free and not exposed to the elements. For RoRo, there are less options for packing but our team will do their best to ensure the vehicle is safe. Whatever the chosen mode of transport Aeon and Rafid ensure all the paperwork is completed then carefully monitor and track your vehicle all the way until you tell us it’s reached you safely.
Government-regulated and highly experienced, Motorcheck’s goal is to provide car buyers with the industry’s most comprehensive vehicle condition reports.
Aeon Shipping has provided the UAE with quality shipping services with years of experience and partners across the world.
Fully accredited, they will take you through the process step-by-step s you always know what to do and what’s happening with your car.