(Part 1) Four Things You Should Know About International RORO Shipping

(Part 1) Four Things You Should Know About International RORO Shipping

Posted On : 06 Jul 2018

Shipping heavy machines overseas is no easy task. It’s something that needs a lot of diligence on the your part (as the owner of the asset) and as well as the shipping company that will be handling it for you while it’s on transit.


There a number of things that you need to consider when shipping your heavy machinery overseas. Things such as invoices and certificates of origin must be taken care of prior to having your machine shipped across international seas.


RORO is among the most efficient and effective means of transporting products in bulk and heavy machines across the sea. Automobiles and heavy equipment are often transported this way. Although there’s not a lot of difference between regular shipping lines and RORO shipping, you may still want to learn a few basic things when employing a shipping line that deals in such services.


Here’s what you need to know when you plan on shipping heavy equipment to a different country:


1. Customs Check & Proper Documentation


You need to go through your country’s customs to clear and declare the item you’re planning to ship overseas. This involves several clearing fees that will allow you to continue with your business of shipping your heavy machines.


Countries often have different standards and regulations when it comes to shipping heavy equipment. You may want to check with your local customs branch or contact a local shipping company who often deal with these types of transactions.


Another point you need to consider is the country destination for your asset. You will have to go through their customs as well and make sure your cargo passes their required documents. Some of these may come in the form of an original title or registration, a bill of sale, insurance papers, and so on.


2. Equipment Size & Dimension


Among other things, you have to consider your heavy equipment’s size and dimensions, and have it check with your local shipping guidelines. Some ports in certain countries can’t handle big ships because of water depth and other weather and naturally occurring factors.


Once you’ve identified the size and dimension of your cargo, you can have an easier time documenting it and applying for clearance with your local government. This will allow you to get your certificates and papers faster and will make it more easier to deal with shipping lines.


RORO shipping as mentioned before are better equipped with transporting heavy equipment as they are often used in the automobile and heavy industry to ship products from one country to another.