Roll On Roll Off

Ro-ro ships or ferries are not just prevalent in the short-sea trades linking mainland Britain with Ireland and the near Continent.  The concept of ro-ro, which is first dawned during Second World War as landing ships, is even stronger today, advanced by European penchant for cars of Far Eastern origin and the specialist multi-deck car carriers that also double-up as deep-sea freight ships for rolling cargo.  The Pure Car Carriers (PCCs) and Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTCs) which can carry some 6,000 units apiece are now the backbone of deep-sea ro-ro services, although there are specialists offering ro-ro and container configurations, notable examples being Atlantic Container Line, with its hybrid range of specialist vessels on the North Atlantic, and OT Africa Line.

For further information please contact First Base Freight, Tel: 0844 272 6731 or email: [email protected]

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