Höegh Autoliners is a leading RoRo (roll-on roll-off) operator based in Norway. The company was founded in 1927, when its main activity was shipping oil tankers. It began transporting cars in the 1960s, when large-scale global car shipping began. Today it loads around two million CEUs (car equivalent units) annually. This includes a large number of second-hand vehicles as well as brand new cars. Need to organise RoRo shipping from Australia? As a highly experienced Melbourne-based booking agent, TSL is here to organise your international shipping from Australia with Höegh.
With RoRo, your cargo is rolled or driven straight onto the vessel for transportation by sea. This differs from transportation in shipping containers, where the load is packed into a metal container and then lifted on with a crane, or bulk freight forwarding, where items such as grain and liquids are transported unpackaged.
With RoRo international shipping from Australia, the booking agent arranges for your cargo to be loaded onto specially designed vessels via ramps. It is then fastened securely before transportation. Once the ship has arrived at its destination, the cargo is rolled off again. If you need to arrange international car shipping from Australia, TSL is on hand to take care of this task for you.
Like many RoRo shipping companies, Höegh operates a large network of routes, with a total of 11 deep sea trade routes and loops. Its ships call at Australia’s main ports an average of three times a month, linking it to Europe, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, the USA, Mexico and New Zealand. TSL works with Höegh to organise international shipping from Australia on your behalf.
Höegh has a fleet of Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 8,500 CEUs. These vessels enable the company to transport an extensive variety of rolling cargo including breakbulk, mining equipment, power equipment, railcars and tramways, machinery, construction equipment, agricultural vehicles, boats, yachts, catamarans, cars, SUVs, trucks, buses, trailers, motorhomes and caravans.
The company uses rolltrailers and forklift trucks to aid in loading and unloading, and employs experienced cargo handling staff. Höegh has also developed its own bridges and rail tracks to help transfer locomotives and other such items safely. Vessels have high ramps which make it easy to manoeuvre, drive and load wide and long units.
If you are interested in exporting a car from Australia with Höegh or with any of the other shipping companies we work with, please get in touch today.
TSL Australia is a Melbourne-based shipping agent working alongside the best international shipping lines and RoRo shipping companies in Australia to provide our comprehensive international freight forwarding service. The company was established by a team of experts in international transportation services. We’re not just any freight forwarders – we are experienced professionals working with a wealth of knowledge that has been acquired over a number of years.
TSL is a market leader in all aspects of international freight forwarding, customs clearance, logistics, warehousing and delivery. Our experience as a top shipping agent is a product of many years’ direct operational involvement in freight forwarding throughout Australia, China, south-east Asia, Europe and America. We understand the full range of logistics services required by today’s global businesses, and offer an effective, customer-led service to meet this need.
We have one aim: to transport your goods quickly and efficiently.