How to Win at RORO Vehicle Shipping

Aug 25, 2021 | Industry

Unlike containerized cargo that gets lifted on and off of a vessel with a crane, RORO (roll-on/roll-off or ro-ro) shipping is the movement of vehicles that are rolled on and then off of a ship. RORO shipping has distinct advantages that include time and cost savings, which are perhaps more important now than ever before, given recent transport container shortages, port congestion woes, delays, and skyrocketing demurrage and detention fees. 

Although its advantages are marked, RORO shipping comes along with unique responsibilities for shippers and freight forwarders. From the POA to the Letter of Intent, the required paperwork can be overwhelming. Manual data entry of car details like VIN numbers is not only tedious, but it’s prone to errors. Plus, customers want to know where their cargo is at all times, and with shipping delays causing constant changes to expected delivery dates, that often translates to an avalanche of calls and emails that need to be addressed. 

If you’re currently faced with these day-to-day struggles, or you’re thinking about getting into RORO shipping, keep reading to learn how the Magaya logistics automation platform helps RORO vehicle shippers modernize, digitize, and automate operations. 

You’ll save time and money by boosting productivity and eliminating the errors that go along with doing things the old-fashioned way. Plus, your customers will appreciate the added visibility and transparency they get with online self-service tracking and 24/7 access to vehicle images, important documents, location, and more.

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RORO & CONTAINER SHIPPING QUOTE

Generate instant quotes with our simple and easy-to-use rate search platform.

 

BOOKING

Search and compare rates, select your RORO vessel, and generate a quote error-free, within minutes.

 

PICK UP ORDER

Convert your quote into a Pickup Order to initiate your shipment. You can also use the Pickup Order function to create tasks to give to drivers who have the Magaya Final Mile app so they can complete pickups and deliveries.

 

CAR/VIN VERIFICATION

Verify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) with Magaya’s VIN Decoder. It automatically gathers vehicle data and sends the information to US Customs through the Magaya system.

 

WAREHOUSE RECEIVING

Receive your vehicle, inspect it and add notes to your shipment with the Flow WMS app that allows you to manage your warehouse from your mobile device. 

 

VEHICLE PHOTOGRAPHS 

Save time and speed up the receiving process with the Flow WMS app by capturing high-quality photos right from your mobile device and uploading them in real-time to the related item in your Magaya system.

 

CARGO TRACKING 

Enable customers to track their wheeled cargo from the moment a booking is created. If they are shipping their vehicle in a container, the Magaya Container Tracking extension tells them exactly where their container is at all times.

 

CUSTOMER DOCUMENT FOLLOW-UPS

Follow up on any missing paperwork, signatures, or additional information for shipments directly through your Magaya system, allowing you to send your customers email notifications, optimizing our customer service.

 

DOCK RECEIPT

Create a dock receipt with your Magaya system and send it to your customer through our built-in email notifications. 

 

CUSTOMER PROOFS

Send customer proofs via automatic email notifications that are set up in your Magaya system.

 

LOAD PLAN/MANIFEST

Create the load plan/manifest within your Magaya system. 

 

MASTER TO CARRIER

Send the Master to the appropriate carrier directly from your Magaya system. 

 

CUSTOMS FILING

File your customs paperwork with ACELYNK ABI, Magaya’s fully integrated and compliant ABI solution 

 

CARGO UPDATES

Receive alerts on cargo status, automate the customer service process, provide logistics tracking and visibility, and streamline operational processes from quote to arrival at the final destination.

 

AR/AP FROM SHIPMENT

Access the shipment’s AR & AP details with just one click.

 

With Magaya solutions for RORO shipping, you’ll have everything you need to work smarter, ship faster, and build a loyal customer base, paving the road ahead for growth and success!

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