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roll-on/roll-off

denoting a cargo ship or ferry designed so that vehicles can be driven straight on and straight off
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The Princess Victoria, an early prototype of the roll on-roll off ferry, was crushed by high waves as it left Cairnryan.
While at the show, make sure you see the Razorback, the world's only van with a ground level roll on-roll off feature.
From there the roll on-roll off ferry crossing of the Kyles of Bute takes just five minutes.
The new design increases Matson's Hawaii roll on-roll off ("ro-ro") capacity by 1,200 autos and provides new service features and efficiencies in addition to the ability to carry 1,000 containers.
Cargo services, as well as fares in the roll on-roll off vessels of other companies, are also expected to increase, he said.
Under the project, there are going to be three multi-modal terminals--one each at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sahibganj (Jharkhand), and Haldia (West Bengal), two inter-modal terminals- at Kalughat and Ghazipur, a new Navigation Lock at Farakka, five Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) terminals, development of Ferry services at Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Munger, Kolkata and Haldia and Vessel repair and maintenance facilities.
Farinas and some congressmen were in Tacloban City as part of their 'Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition,' an inspection tour conducted by the legislators to check on the state of the government's Roll On-Roll Off (RORO) , the conditions of road network and the transportation system in the provinces.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- ystanbul Ferry Lines (yDO) will establish a new roll on-roll off (ro-ro) ferry transportation line for trucks from ystanbul-Ambarly to Bursa and Balykesir on the other side of the Sea of Marmara in order to lessen ystanbul's traffic burden, yDO General Manager Ahmet Paksoy said in recent remarks.
He said: "Our lift on-lift off traffic to Ireland is marginally down in the first half of the year, but roll on-roll off traffic is up.
Port bosses Stena Line said the exciting scheme would create new opportunities for the port, which is the second busiest roll on-roll off port in the UK behind Dover.
The Code is now mandatory in the EU for roll on-roll off ships used in domestic or international trips (Regulation 3051/95/EC).