Roll On Roll Off Shipping services (RoRo) are one of the most common modes of transport to move motor vehicles from the mainland to the Hawaiian Islands. As a motor vehicle owner, you may be able to have your own car shipped to Hawaii on a RoRo vessel. With RoRo, vehicles are rolled (driven or hauled) onto the ship and rolled off when they reach their destination.
About RoRo Vessels
RoRo ships have ramps that allow motor vehicles to be rolled on and off the deck for transport overseas. The ships themselves are like large parking garages where cars can be parked, secured in place and then shipped to the destination port. While on a RoRo ship, a car is exposed to the elements such as weather and animals like birds, but RoRo shipping is a safe way to move a car to a new country.
Thing to Know When Shipping RoRo
- Your car will need to be emptied of all personal content including luggage or boxes.
- Fuel should be no higher than one-quarter tank.
- The car should be clean and make sure all dirt is removed from the wheels and undercarriage, so it will not blow onto the other cars during shipment.
- You will need to show proof of ownership as well as the title and registration prior to the car being loaded for transport.
One of the biggest advantages of using RoRo ships to move your car to Hawaii is the fact that it is the least expensive option to safely relocate a car, truck or other vehicle by ocean transport. On average, a RoRo ship will carry up to 300 cars per shipment.
You can drive your car directly to the shipping port if you live nearby or you can schedule highway transport with the auto transport company to have it hauled to the port for you. When the car arrives in Hawaii it’s easy to have it scheduled for door to door service, so it can be brought to your new home in Hawaii instead of having to pick it up at the port.
Get Your RoRo Hawaii Shipping Quote Today!
A-1 Auto Transport can have your vehicle scheduled quickly for RoRo shipping to Hawaii. To get a quote all you need to do is fill out the form on this page or give one of our agents a call at 1-800-452-2880.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.