Roll on roll off (RORO) shipping in Australia

Roll on roll off (RORO) shipping in Australia

RORO (roll on roll off) shipping is a very efficient way of moving trucks, busses, plant and oversize items between major cities in Australia.

These ships are effectively floating multi-story car parks and are about as pretty as one. However, they are extremely efficient and are only a few days slower than heavy haulage.

We are not limited to moving vehicles or trailers either. We can accept static plant, crates, pipes, boats and aircraft.

Static items can be loaded onto large trailers, called MAFIs, or run onto the ship by forklift.

We’ve moved everything from busses, large elevated work platforms, containers, trucks to laboratories via RORO.

Regularly serviced cities include:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Burnie
  • Darwin
  • Devonport
  • Fremantle
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Our services are available as door to door and port to port. We will take care of the whole process; including Quarantine requirements in WA and Tasmania.

If you have a one-off oversize shipment, or regularly move large vehicles, let us know how we can help.

 

Are you looking to transport your motor vehicle around Australia?

Are you looking to transport your motor vehicle around Australia?

Applied Logistics offers a comprehensive car carrying service around Australia, although we are unable to beat or match prices that are available online. Typically, we provide this service for our clients who are using our self pack container removal service.Triple Road Train with Ute

Typically car carriers do not accept non-running vehicles or permit any personal effects to be sent inside vehicles.

We recommend having a look at the websites of both Prixcar Transport and Ceva Car Carrying.

I need my vehicle moved quickly for a job

In our experience, commercial clients are looking to relocate a vehicle to a job site or to another office. These commercial clients typically offset the cost of faster transport against the daily cost of vehicle hire or lost productivity whilst the vehicle is being transported. We can also arrange for your tools to travel in your vehicle.

This service is best for transporting vehicles long distance – such as to and from the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

With traditional car carriers having extended transit times (often 10-20 days), we can offer a solution through our general freight network that is between 4 and 5 days between all Capital Cities.Double Road Train Car Carrier

We load your vehicle onto a scheduled road train or rail service, however, where car carriers can accommodate 6-7 vehicles per trailer, a standard semi trailer can accommodate 2 light commercial vehicles or 3 small
cars. Naturally this has a significant impact on the rate per vehicle required to cover costs and turn a profit.

Have you seen car carriers with one car above the cab of the truck? That one extra car is usually the profit for the entire truck – the others pay for all of the costs!

Larger vehicles, such as busses, trucks and camper vans, are often able to be transported quite economically as freight, but our height limit on rail is 2.7m. We can also provide coastal shipping options, which are only cost efficient for large vehicles and machinery.

Interested in sending your vehicle overseas for a holiday?

We can help! We recently sent a cute Alfa Romeo Brera to New Zealand for a holiday. The process is really simple and quite affordable – you don’t even need a Carnet or even need to cancel your registration. The owner reported that the cost was roughly the same as long term storage in Brisbane!

How do car carriers work?

If you are interested in how car carriers load cars onto trucks, we recommend watching the below video by Top Start Trailers – one of Australia’s Car Carrier Trailer Manufacturers. It involves very precise parking and many hydraulics!