If you are looking for an international transport service offering car shipping to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, KG Logistics provides fast and secure shipping from anywhere in the UK. Plus, they do it at excellent automobile shipping rates.

When it comes to vehicle shipping from the UK to Tanzania, there are two primary options: shipping via Roll On Roll Off (RORO) or shipping in a container. Which one is better? Before we get to that, it is important to note that both options can be used for a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and basically any other automobile. Both options are also secure, so you have peace of mind knowing that your car is securely braced, blocked, and tied down during transportation. That said, cargo insurance is recommended for your own protection, irrespective of what you’re shipping.

RORO Shipping
RORO is the simplest and most common of the two automobile shipping options. It is also the cheapest of all shipping methods. It is used with all vehicles that can be rolled into the ship, which means that your vehicle will be driven directly onto the RORO vessel (by you or an auto transportation company) and secured to the decks. RORO shipping vessels have large open decks with marked parking spaces and parking lanes. Your vehicle is driven to the allocated parking slot and secured in place with chains and tie-down straps. When the ship arrives at the overseas destination, the vehicle is driven off the ship to the dock, from where you will retrieve it.
The RORO shipping concept was introduced and developed by Japanese auto manufacturers to ship their cars to Europe and the USA in a fast and efficient manner using specialised vessels referred to as vehicle carriers. Today, RORO ships can transport cars and generally all types of rolling, motorised, and even static cargo. This includes buses, tractors, cranes, excavators, boats, trucks, motor homes, and other mobile high and heavy machinery and equipment.

As secure as this method may be, you are not permitted to ship personal effects inside your car, though the spare tire and other factory-fitted accessories are allowed. Also, if you want to ship a 4×4 car, you should note that it will cost more than saloon cars on an RORO vessel.

Container Shipping
With this method, the auto transportation company will pick up your vehicle from an agreed location and transport it by road to the port. Once there, your vehicle will be loaded into a secure 20-foot or 40-foot container, along with any other household or personal items that you want to transport. In some cases, the container can be dropped off at your location and picked up later after you have loaded everything.
The key benefits of this method are safety, privacy, and convenience. Since your car and other items are transported in closed containers, the likelihood of suffering damage during transit is minimal. However, this option is also about 25-30% more costly compared to RORO shipping.

The Verdict
RORO shipping is the preferred method for both importers and exporters due to its low cost and efficiency. The cargo is simply “rolled on” the ship at the loading port and “rolled off” at the overseas destination. The shipping details are handled by port workers, so you don’t have to hire or pay export warehouse for container packing, crating, port delivery, or flat rack loading. This is useful in keeping the cost of international shipping down.

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