Motorhome Shipping RORO & Container

Ship your Motorhome, Campervan or Truck via RORO

Motorhome Shipping RORO & Container

We specialise in providing international overseas shipping services for Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks by Roll on Roll off (RORO) and Container shipping.

We ship globally, with routes to and from Europe including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, North America (USA, Canada), South America (Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay), across the darien Gap Panama to Colombia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and many other destinations. We offer both Motorhome Roll on Roll off shipping and Container shipping services

We offer International Motorhome Shipping services on fast and frequent Roll on Roll off vessels from major EU ports including:

  • 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

We recommend booking Motorhome shipments at least 3 – 4 months in advance, however we are still able to book shipments up to two weeks before departure.

What to Expect

Depending on the port and country of shipment the following process is normally followed:

  1. Booking confirmed
  2. Customs Clearance
  3. Vehicle is delivered to the port at least two days prior to Sailing
  4. Vehicles arrives at destination Port
  5. Customs Clearance
  6. Vehicle is collected from the port 2-3 day after arriving

Security

The security of 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 advice our customs 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 can cover at variance levels All Risks, All Risks (Excluding Chipping, Dents and Marring) or total loss. Please note this insurance does not cover personal effects.

 

Customs Clearance

We offer a flexible approach to shipping and will adapt the 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, or if you are happy to carry out customs clearance yourself (where possible) we will help guide you through the clearing process by providing you with detailed instructions including GPS coordinates, maps and written instructions*

*Note in some countries it is mandatory to use a customs clearing agent

*Detailed guidance is provided free of charge with a booking (where available), and.is not contractual.

 

 

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.

 

 

Experienced & Knowledgeable Partners

We specialise in providing international overseas shipping services for Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks by Roll on Roll off (RORO) and Container shipping.

Our company supports a number of organisations like the OverlandingAssoication.org who provide free information for those travelling oversea with their vehicles.

We contribute our knowledge to this informational based communities, and are in prime position not only to help you with your shipping but to provide help and support for your your travels.

 

Competitive prices

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.

Request a Motorhome Shipping Quote today!

 

Roll on Roll off ports

Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in South America for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

ColombiaEcuadorPeruChile
  • Cartagena
  • Santa Marta
  • Guayaquil
  • Callao
  • Iquique
  • San Antonio (near Santiago)
BrazilUruguayArgentinaSuriname
  • Santos, Rio De Janeiro
  • Montevideo
  • Zarate, Buenos Aires
  • Paramaribo

Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in North America for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

CanadaUSA (East)USA (West & Other)Mexico
  • Halifax
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Baltimore
  • Brunswick
  • Charleston
  • Jacksonville
  • New York
  • Norfolk
  • Port Everglades
  • Port Hueneme
  • Tacoma
  • Galveston
  • Veracruz
  • Manzanillo
  • Lazaro Garden
  • Altamira

Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Africa for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

South AfricaNamibiaEgyptMorocco
  • Durban
  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Walvis Bay
  • Alexandria
  •  Casablanca
KenyaTanzaniaMozambiqueGhana
  • Mombassa
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Maputo
  • Tema
MauritiusNigeriaSierra LeoneSenegal
  • Port Loius
  • Freetown
LagosDakar
TogoMadagascar  
  • Lome
  • Tamatave
  

Roll on Roll of Shipping ports in Europe for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

UKBelgium NetherlandsGermany
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
  • Tilbury
  • Liverpool
  • Immingham
  • Sheerness
  • Antwerp
  • Zeebrugge
  • Rotterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Bremerhaven
ItalySpainGreeceCyprus
  • Civitavecchia
  • Livorno
  • Palermo
  • Savona
  • Salerno
  • Valencia
  • Pasajes
  • Vigo
  • Malaga
  • Sagunto
  • Tarragona
  • Santander
  • Piraeus
  • Limassol
Turkey   
  • Derince
  • Gemlik
  • Izmir
  • Marsin
   

Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Asia for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

IndiaChinaMalaysiaPhilippines
  • Chennai (Madras)
  • Mumbai
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Tianjin
  •  Port Klang
  •  Kota Kinabalu
  • Manila

 

SingaporeJapanThailandIndonesia
  • Singapore
  • Toyohashi
  • Chiba
  • Yokohama
  • Kobe
  • Laem Chabang
  • Jakarta
South KoreaVietnamBruneiTaiwan
  • Masan
  • Pyungtaek
  •  Hai Phong
  •  Muara
  •  Taichung

Roll on Roll off Shipping ports in Australia and New Zealand for vehicles, cars, 4x4, Motorhomes and Expedition Trucks. 

 

AustraliaNew Zealand  
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Fremantle
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney (Port Kembla)

 

  • Auckland
  • Lyttleton
  • Wellington

 

  
    

Roll on Roll off

How is the Roll on Roll off vehicle shipping price calculated?

Roll on Roll off shipping costs are normally priced by cubic metre, i.e the total dimensions of your vehicle i.e. 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 the 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.

Although shipping is much safer, unsecured items in vehicles are still regularly taken.

If you are to ship then 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 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 they will be at your own risk!

In practice, personal effects are tolerated, however they should be secured and stowed away out of sight.

For Motor Vehicles 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.

Vehicle Shipping Services

Container Vehicle Shipping

Container Vehicle Shipping Services from port to port. We offer FCL and shared container services. View our example container rates  for cars, 4x4's and motorcycles here.

Roll on Roll Off (RORO)

Roll on Roll off vehicle shipping services normally offer a more economical shipping than container shipping. View example RORO shipping rates for Cars, 4x4's, Motorhomes & Trucks. RORO Shipping ports

Vehicle Customs Clearance

We can provide customs clearing services directly in the UK and work with trusted agents in other regions to clear your vehicle.

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Container share

We want to help you save money and the best way to do that is to share a container with another car or several motorbikes. We will help you find a shipping partner.

Motor Vehicle Insurance - For foreign Vehicles

We can help you obtain international motor vehicle insurance for foreign vehicles which are on tour.

Europe (Green Card / Frontier), North America, South America (Mercosur) and other countries

Travel Insurance

We can help you obtain global travel insurance for backpackers, short and long term travellers. Including those who have already left their home country.

Why ship with us?

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Competitive Pricing

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.

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Unrivaled Expertise

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.

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Personal Service

We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.

Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.

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Trusted Agents

We only use known / trusted agents to clear your vehicle. This helps avoid unexpected costs and complications.

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Communication

We believe communication is of the utmost importance. During the shipping process we will keep you informed every step of the way.

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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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