Our International Vehicle Shipping:
We offer Ro/Ro service from major U.S. ports to destinations worldwide. Ro/Ro vessels are designed with maximum flexibility to transport both rolling and non-rolling stock, including autos, motorcycles, boats and heavy equipment.
Roll On/Roll Off vessels are designed with maximum flexibility and are able to carry a wide variety of wheeled and non-wheeled cargo.The inside of the ship has a basic design of a parking garage. Ro/Ro vessels can carry up to 6600 cars and have up to 12 decks.
Worldwide offers Ro/Ro service from major U.S. ports to ports throughout the world. WSA will arrange delivery to the port for all types of cargo, including cars, pickups, trucks, boats on trailer or cradle, motorhomes just to name a few.
After your vehicle is delivered to the pier, it will be parked in a designated holding area until the arrival of the ship. From the holding area, the vehicle is then driven directly into the ship and secured on one of the decks. Once the ship arrives at the destination, all vehicles are off-loaded using the same procedure. The vehicles are then driven to the destination holding area.
I've got more questions. Who can I contact for answers?
Our staff is uniquely qualified to answer the broadest range of questions and concerns regarding marine insurance issues and other issues. We look forward to being of service. Please contact our office, toll-free at 866.638.1649. From outside the U.S., please call 954-776-5611.
Our bilingual staff is uniquely qualified to answer the broadest range of questions and concerns regarding marine insurance issues and other issues. We look forward to being of service. Please contact our office, toll-free at 1 866-638-1649. From outside the U.S., please call 954-776-5611. Our main office hours are 9AM-5PM EST U.S. Time.
Here is more useful information about marine insurance:
Background: ocean marine freight insurance is the oldest form of insurance, probably dating to the Middle Ages. The organization of Marine Insurance took great steps forward with the formation and development of an insurance market on Lombard Street in London, England and subsequently, since 1769, Lloyds of London. Today, Lloyds still plays a prominent role in marine insurance. Carriers, such as the steamship lines that carry your cargo can and do limit their liabilities to values, which are often significantly lower than the value of your cargo. The law only requires an insurable amount of $500.00 per package; payable claims are therefore capped. You must also prove that the carrier is liable for the damages to your cargo. In addition, there may be more than one carrier involved in moving your cargo to its point of destination making it increasingly difficult to prove liability. Cargo insurance could include such risks as theft, sea water damage, shortage, contamination, fire, explosion, jettison and loss overboard, general average sacrifice, general average contribution and salvage charges, and would depend on the cargo that is being insured.
What insurance premium rates apply to my shipment?
WSA can offer the All Risk coverage that you require at competitive rates. You may ask why Roll On/Roll Off is the method of choice for most car manufacturers. Most imports are shipped from Europe or Asia on Roll On/Roll Off vessels. If you own an imported automobile, chances are your vehicle has already seen the inside of a Roll On/Roll Off vessel. Since most manufacturers ship new cars Ro/Ro, most steamship lines offer special rates for new vehicles. Ask our sales staff if these rates apply for your car.