In 2023, a record 24 million cars were shipped around the world. While many of these cars are transported on RORO (roll on, roll off) vessels, another option is Cars in Containers.

With Cars in Containers, the cars are secured to either the floor or to racks and loaded into a container for shipping. This has several key advantages.

Cars in container shipping benefits

When using Cars in Containers for shipping, the key benefits include flexibility, safety, visibility, and decarbonisation. These are explained below.

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Container vessels run frequently, offering speed to market. They also offer easy asses to a large intermodal network which in itself offers several advantages including maximising coverage and reach.

Containers can be easily lifted from the vessel to train and trucks. The container-transported cars can also be delivered close to their final destination. The result is competitive order to delivery lead times.

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Cars in Containers helps reduce the risk of damage. The cars are securely fastened inside the container, so they are protected from the elements and potential damage for the duration of their transportation journey.



Cars in Containers allows for VIN tracking to stay up to date on the car’s location. This allows for greater control and effective inventory tracking.



Cars in Containers shipping can be more efficient. Having several cars stacked in one container results in fewer emissions per transported car. When the cars arrive at a port, they don’t need to be driven off individually. Instead, the entire container can be loaded straight onto a truck or train.

Choosing container shipping for cars

Shipping cars in containers offers a multitude of benefits. From greater flexibility to enhanced security and protection to decarbonisation, into the future, Cars in Containers will be a valuable option for those seeking to transport cars by ocean and beyond.