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Tractor on the Move: RoRo Shipment


When it comes to Out of Gauge cargo, we certainly know our stuff. Nothing is too large or too heavy for AWL to take on. So, when we were asked to transport a tractor to South Korea, the Manchester Team jumped at the opportunity.


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RoRo shipment to South Korea: a 73-tonne pushback tractor

The second-hand Pushback Tractor weighed in at 73-tonnes along with a 747 towing bar. It was delivered directly to Southhampton port, where it was carefully loaded onboard to start its onward journey to Pyungtaek, South Korea.


The second-hand Pushback Tractor weighed in at 73-tonnes along with a 747 towing bar

As a RoRo shipment, the tractor was shunted onto the ship via in-built ramps, allowing easy and efficient loading and disembarking.


This was a big job on all levels, and we’re sending our congratulations to the Manchester Team for another fantastic job.


What is RoRo?

RoRo is an abbreviation of the term ‘Roll-on Roll-off’ and refers to the action of heavy or cargo-laden vehicles being loaded onto larger ships for transportation.


Using the ship’s integral loading ramps, the vehicles are simply driven on at the port of departure (‘Rolled on’) and driven off on arrival at the destination (‘Rolled off’). RoRo is typically faster and more efficient than standard shipping methods.



Out of Gauge items

Here at AWL, we specialise in larger, more complex projects and are happy to offer our expertise and advice on your OOG cargo. Please drop us an email to discuss your next project.

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