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Motorhome Shipping RORO & Container
We specialise in providing international Motorhome shipping for Motorhomes, Campervans, Caravans & Camping trucks via Roll on Roll off (RORO) and Container shipping, we are your Seabridge for shipping destinations across the world.
We ship globally, with routes to and from Europe including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium to:
- North America (USA, Canada),
- Australia and New Zealand,
- South America (Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay),
- South Africa,
- across the Darien Gap Panama to Colombia, and many other destinations.
- UK (Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool and Bristol)
- Belgium (Zeebrugge & Antwerp),
- Germany (Bremerhaven & Hamburg)
- Netherlands (Rotterdam) and many others
We can help advise you on your travels, the most appropriate routes, shipping methods, local insurances, import and driving regulations.
Booking Motorhome shipments
We recommend booking Motorhome shipping at least 3 – 4 months in advance, however, we are still able to book shipments up to two weeks before departure, depending on availability.
What to Expect when Motorhome shipping
We will help you with every step of the process, providing clear and accurate instructions to provide a streamlined and stress-free shipping process, whether you are temporarily importing your vehicle for tourism purposes, or are permanently importing your vehicle. We can advise on the safest, fastest and most economic shipping routes, local import and export requirements, and much more.
Depending on the port and country of shipment the following process is normally followed:
- Booking confirmed
- Customs Clearance
- The vehicle is delivered to the port at least two days prior to sailing
- The vehicle arrives at the destination port
- Customs Clearance
- The vehicle is collected from the port 2-3 days after arriving
The security of Motorhome shipping via Roll on Roll of shipping has improved greatly over the years. Although sometimes items are damaged or stolen, the risk is now much lower.
We generally advise our customers not to leave valuables or anything unsecured in the vehicles.
For those that wish extra peace of mind, we can also offer marine cargo insurance for your shipment, this provides cover at various levels- All Risks, All Risks (Excluding Chipping, Dents and Marring) or total loss. Please note this insurance does not cover personal effects.
Motorhome Customs Clearance
We offer a flexible approach to Motorhome shipping and will adapt services to meet your needs and requirements.
We can offer all in services that include customs clearance for both import and export, you can appoint your own clearing agent at the port of departure or arrival.
*Note in some countries, it is mandatory to use a customs clearing agent.
Motorhome Shipping Roll on Roll Off Shipping (RORO) Rate Calculation
Roll on Roll off Shipping rates are charged on a number of different criteria:
Cubic metres (CBM) – CBM is the volume of your shipment, it can be calculated with the following formula: Length x Width x Height = Cubic metre (m3) (normally calculated to the nearest centimetre).
Weight or Measurement (W/M) – The carrier will base the sea rate on either the weight of shipment or CBM, whichever is greater. The W/M rule represents a cargo density equation i.e. light cargo is charged based on the CBM, while heavy cargo is based on the weight. W/M calculations may differ among carriers.
Metre Length – The carrier will charge a rate per metre of the cargo length, disregarding both CBM and W/M. i.e if your vehicle is 6.2m long then the rate would be: Rate($300) x 6.2 = Sea Rate of $1,860.
In addition to the Sea rate, it is important to understand that you may also have the following charges to pay:
Carrier Charges – OTHC (origin terminal handling charges), Bill of Lading, BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor or Fuel Scale Charge), LSL (low sulphur surcharge) and other charges.
Outgoing / Export – Customs clearance fees and related charges, additional local handling fees.
Incoming / Import – Customs clearance fees and related charges, Documentation Fees (i.e BL), THC (terminal handling charges), Cargo Dues, other local handling fees.
Quite often, agents will only provide you with the fees quoted by the carrier, these often do not detail local charges or destination fees. Where available, we will include these in your quote.
Experienced & Knowledgeable Partners
We specialise in providing a Seabridge for international overseas shipping services for Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks via Roll on Roll off (RORO) and Container shipping.
Our company supports a number of organisations like the OverlandingAssociation.org who provide free information for those travelling overseas with their vehicles.
We contribute our knowledge to this informational based community and are in a prime position not only to help you with your shipping but to provide help and support for your travels.
We also try to maintain fair and competitive pricing, we would be happy to try and match or beat any quotations that you may already have.
Roll on Roll off ports
Roll on Roll of Shipping ports in Europe for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in South America for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in North America for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
|USA (West & Other)
Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Africa for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Asia for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Australia and New Zealand for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks.
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How is the Roll on Roll off vehicle shipping price calculated?
Roll on Roll off (RORO) shipping costs are normally priced by cubic metre i.e. the total dimensions of your vehicle Length 5.0m Width 2.0m x Height 2.1m = 21 cbm times the cost per CBM.
Sometimes shipping companies charge by length or the greater cost of CBM or weight.
On top of the ocean rate calculated above, you will also have the following costs: Bunker Adjustment (BAF) and Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge (LSF).
Other fees that may be charged for export and import of the shipment are Security Fees, Gate fees, Document Fees, Terminal Handling Charges (THC), and Clearance charges.
Is my car and equipment Safe?
The security and consistency of RORO shipping has improved over the last few years, with very few reported incidents of damage and theft from vehicles.
If you ship via RORO, we would advise that any removable items are secured / locked up. If you do have personal belongings in the vehicle, consider putting in place a temporary barrier preventing people from accessing them.
Where possible, make sure everything has been stored out of sight and inaccessible to anyone but you.
If you do plan to ship personal belongings with your vehicle, please read the next FAQ.
Can I ship personal belongings with my vehicle?
Most RORO shippers state that they do not accept personal belongings in their T&C's, others state that they are allowed in Motorhomes or that they are carried at your own risk.
The first and most important thing to understand is that if you do take personal belongings, it will be at your own risk.
In practice, personal effects are tolerated, however they should be secured and stowed away out of sight.
We would recommend that you fully secure or separate the area where your personal effects are, you can do this by creating a secure barrier between sections of the vehicles, having chains or separate locks on the passenger doors and boot. You should not leave anything unsecured in the vehicle where people can access it.
*Note The loading of vehicles with personal goods is at the discretion of the shipping company, they reserve the right to refuse loading of your vehicle. They may also sometimes request additional photos of your vehicle prior to loading.
Car Shipping & International Vehicle Shipping Services
Roll on Roll off (RORO / Ro Ro) vehicle shipping services typically provide more cost-effective shipping options than container shipping. Get an instant quote for RORO shipping rates for Cars, 4x4's, Motorhomes & Trucks and find RORO Shipping ports near you. Contact us now for affordable and reliable RORO shipping services.
We offer reliable car and vehicle customs clearing services in the UK, and collaborate with reputable agents in other areas to ensure hassle-free clearance for your vehicle. Our expertise covers a range of customs requirements, including temporary import for tourism, permanent import, and clearance for historic, classic, and collectible vehicles.
Why ship cars with us?
We offer fair and reasonable pricing for our services and negotiate rates with our partners to provide you the best possible price.
If you already have a quotation, we will do our best to match or beat any valid quotation.
We have the knowledge, information and the contacts to ensure your vehicle safely reaches its destination. We can advise on permanent & temporary Import requirements, Carnet Requirements, Local laws and customs, Insurance providers and Local agents & partners.
We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.
Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.
We only use known / trusted agents to clear your vehicle. This helps avoid unexpected costs and complications.
We believe communication is of the utmost importance. During the shipping process we will keep you informed every step of the way.
We understand your needs
We have shipped our own vehicle to many places around the world, and fully understand your needs and requirements as a customer.
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