Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
MAFI is world-wide the synonym of rolltrailers used in modern RoRo Ports and Container Terminals. The Cargo Trailer System, consisting of tractor, gooseneck and cargo/rolltrailer, was developed by MAFI. in the nineteen-sixties and revolutionised the cargo handling in ports.
Lift-on/lift-off or LoLo ships are cargo ships with on-board cranes to load and unload cargo. While the common abbreviation of lift-on/lift-off is LoLo, it is sometimes abbreviated as LOLO, LO/LO or Lo/Lo. Ships with cranes or other cargo handling equipment on-board are also termed geared vessels.
Commonly used abbreviations in international shipping of seafreight: Cubic Meter = CBM, CM, m3. Cubic foot = CBF, CF, ft3. One cubic meter is a considerably large volume for your ocean freight shipment.
Determining cubic metres(CBM) is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo. CBM Calculation Formula : Length (centimeter) x Width (centimeter) x Height (centimeter) / 1,000,000 = Length meter x Width meter x Height meter = Cubic meter (m3) .
The Full Liner Terms (FLT) are the terms and conditions for the transport of goods by sea. They express what is and what is not included in the freight price, from the shipping company's point of view. The freight rate includes loading, lashing, trimming, transport itself and unloading of the cargo.
Ex Works (EXW) and Free on Board (FOB) are Incoterms used to describe situations where sellers deliver goods. Ex Works describes the situation where the seller is responsible for having the goods ready at her place of business. Free on Board is a situation where the seller is obligated to deliver the goods
Bill of Lading (B/L) is a document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a transportation company. It serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage and a receipt for goods