When you’re shipping a vehicle internationally, your vehicle is most likely being shipped by boat. There are a few different ways vehicles can be loaded onto shipping vessels, and the most common choice is container consolidation. Containers are available in 20, 40, and 45-foot options. 20-foot containers only hold one vehicle, so the other two lengths are used more frequently to split transportation costs between multiple vehicles headed to the same destination. If you’re shipping a vehicle that needs the most protection available, a 20-foot container may be your best choice. If that isn’t a concern you should consider consolidation into a container with multiple vehicles. Another option is RORO, or Roll-On, Roll-Off shipping. When it comes to RORO shipping, certain destination ports can diminish the timeframe it takes to unload the vehicle.
For a vehicle to qualify for RORO shipping, it needs to meet the following requirements:
- It must move under its own power
- It cannot have any broken glass or missing windows
- All tires must be present and inflated
- Doors, trunk, and hood must be able to close safely and securely
- It cannot have significant autobody damage
- There cannot be a biohazard present nor any leaking fluids
- No deployed airbags
Vehicles that have been flooded or have sustained water damage often have additional requirements and fees. Contact us to see if your vehicle is eligible for RORO shipping.
An important thing to keep in mind is that RORO exposes your vehicle to the elements. Vehicles shipped by RORO do not have the same protection as those that are in a container, but you can counteract possible damage by buying marine shipping insurance through us.
If you’re shipping domestically, don’t worry: we use only bonded and insured carriers, at no extra charge.
Either way, we’ll take care of you
Whether you’re shipping via consolidation or RORO, EasyHaul makes the process simple. Just register with us and use our guaranteed quote calculator to start your shipping order right away. And if you’d like to purchase marine shipping insurance or if you have any other questions, please give us a call at +1 (360) 597-9320 or email [email protected].