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Welcome to Stellar International, a trusted RORO freight forwarder and your new partner in global shipping. With decades of industry experience, we’ve fine-tuned our business to be able to offer extremely cost-effective, efficient logistics solutions to businesses in New Zealand and around the world.

Whether you’re transporting vehicles, heavy machinery, or project cargo we have the expertise to ensure a successful and stress-free shipping experience every time. Contact us today to get started, and we’ll make your RORO freight shipping experience a seamless process from start to finish.

What is a RORO shipment?

Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) is a specialised method for transporting various types of cargo, most often vehicles and heavy machinery via a ramp. As the name suggests, this approach involves rolling the cargo directly on and off the vessel, making it a quick and efficient way to move vehicles and other large items which traditional container ships cannot.

Unlike traditional container shipping, RORO doesn’t require extensive packaging or crating. That said, RORO shipping is also typically a very good fit for OOG (Out of Gauge) shipments. These are oversized shipments that don’t fit precisely within the confines of typical shipping containers. Much of the time, securing these large OOG items to a truck and shipping them on a RORO vessel is the best option.

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What types of cargo are typically transported using RORO services?


RORO is the preferred choice for shipping cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles. Whether you’re selling vehicles overseas or managing a fleet, RORO offers a hassle-free solution for transporting large amounts of cars at once.

Heavy machinery

Construction equipment, industrial machinery and other oversized or heavy items are easily accommodated by RORO cargo vessels. The convenience of driving them on and off the ship simplifies the entire process immensely.

Agricultural and Construction Equipment

Farming machinery, tractors, excavators and other agricultural and construction equipment can be easily shipped using our RORO services, as they’re also perfectly equipped to load into a RORO vessel.

Boats and yachts

Whether transporting a small boat or luxurious yacht, RORO sea freight provides a secure, efficient shipping solution by attaching vessels to trailers for direct storage area access.

Project cargo

RORO is ideal for project cargo managers dealing with large-scale projects, such as infrastructure development or energy projects, as these require transportation of heavy machinery and specialised equipment.

What are the advantages of using RORO shipping services?

Choosing to ship oversized cargo or vehicles via RORO freight offers several distinct advantages:

  • Efficiency: RORO shipping is known for its speed and efficiency. The roll-on/roll-off process minimises turnaround times at ports, ensuring that your cargo reaches its destination as promptly as possible.
  • Affordability: With no need for extensive packaging or crating, RORO can be a more cost-effective shipping solution, especially for large or irregularly shaped objects.
  • Security: RORO vessels are designed to securely hold different types of cargo, ensuring your vehicles or machinery remain safely stowed throughout the journey.
  • Reduced Risk: RORO allows vehicles to be driven onto and off the ship, minimising the risk of damage during loading and unloading by eliminating lifting equipment or cranes.

What is the estimated transit time for RORO shipping?

The transit time for RORO shipping will vary depending on destination, route, and the specific shipping service you choose. Generally, RORO is known for its efficiency and faster transit times compared to other shipping methods, but for accurate transit time estimates for your specific cargo and destination, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team.

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A trusted partner for your RORO freight

At Stellar International, we’re committed to providing you with more than just a service: We offer a long-term partnership that ensures your RORO shipping experience is always successful, stress-free, and uniquely tailored to your needs:

  • Reliability: Count on us for dependable services that ensure your cargo arrives at its destination on time and in excellent condition
  • Cost-Effectiveness: We understand that shipping expenses can add up. We’re dedicated to offering competitive prices without compromising on the quality of our services.
  • Expertise: With decades of shipping & logistics experience, we bring together years knowledge to every RORO freight project.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: We prioritise your needs first, providing customised solutions and attentive support.

Industries we work with


Large businesses that source products from different parts of the world rely on us for the timely transportation of goods to their stores or distribution centres.


Businesses that buy products in bulk, either domestically or internationally, count on us for efficient shipping and distribution services.


Companies producing goods for domestic or international markets trust us with the
transportation of their products across a range of industries.

Importers and exporters

Our services cater to businesses and individuals involved in importing or exporting goods, as we can ensure smooth transportation of your freight across borders.

Project cargo managers

Businesses handling large-scale projects, such as infrastructure development or energy projects, often rely on us for the transportation of heavy machinery.

Construction and agriculture

Businesses involved in construction, agriculture, or related industries find our RORO shipping solutions perfect for moving their heavy machinery and other equipment.

Talking to us today about your shipping needs

We offer reliability, cost-effectiveness and efficiency, all tailored to your perfect dovetail with your unique business and cargo needs.

Our commitment to excellence is unwavering across the board, so it’s no wonder we’ve become the preferred partner for a range of long-term RORO freight projects.

Talk to us about how we can help, and let’s embark on a journey around the globe together.

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Customer comments

Great little team, work well together and deliver as a unit. Stellar is the best partner we could have found, we feel important that they care about our business.

Peter Rickerby – NZ General Manager
Gunnerson Ltd

At Stellar they have the service/price balance perfect. Excellent follow up on orders and a very good internet tracking system.

Warren Wills – CEO

In my experience, these guys are the best logistics’ provider I have dealt with and I have 30+ years in the business. Personable. Knowledgeable. Responsive to an unbelievable degree. Very very cost effective. From a personal as well as a business perspective, what can be better than no stress logistics’.

Mike Davies – Operations Manager

Good communication, they genuinely try and do the right thing and improve everything they do. They get things done when you need them and are easy to deal with.

Craig Hyland