Roll on Roll Off (RORO) Shipping Rates

Example prices

Roll on Roll Off (RORO) Shipping Rates

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.

 

Example RORO rates (excluding Port fees and Local Charges)

RORO Rates



Import / Export Fees / Surcharges

Most Agents and shipping lines will provide you the details of the THC (Terminal Handling fees) at the origin however they will not always provide you the the THC or other local charges / handling fees due at the place of import / export. If you have appointed an agent at the destination port they should be able to advise what additional fees are due. If not you should seek to clarify them before shipping as they can mount up.

The last two columns above provide an estimate of Export & Import Costs (THC, port fees, cargo dues, customs clearance fees). When considering the rates you should bear this in mind. Each port sets it own rates and can significantly differ from port to port, and may be charged depending on the size of the vehicle, its weight or a set fee.

Some rates above do include BAF surcharges and some don't! Bunker adjustment factor, bunker surcharge or BAF is an adjustment to shipping companies freight rates to take into account fluctuations in the cost of fuel oil for their ships. This fluctuates regularly and is set by individual carriers. BAF rates can be anything from 0% to 20% or more! The BAF if applicable, will be provided with your quotation.

Some carriers may charge rates per unit, i,e Sedan, 4x4, Motorhome and also have different rates for the various heights of vehicles. This may not be reflected fully in the above table.

For Example – you should expect to pay import and export fees at both departure and arrival ports at the regions below, prices also depend on whether you use an agent or not:

Europe €50 - €300

South America $100 - $1200

Southern Africa $400 - $700

USA $200 - $400

*if you are shipping by container, there will be additional costs to the above

 

*Prices provided as an example only, do not constitute an offer and are subject to change - contact us for a formal quote

Rates are based on the following lengths and cbm's:

  CBM Length
 Car            10               5
 4x4            20               5
 MotorHome            40               6
 Expedition Truck            60               8

 

 

 

 

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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