roll-on/roll-off

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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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It would be a relatively simple task to convert the hangar deck to have an extra two or three car decks and would have the aircraft lifts accessing them.
Ferry operators DFDS are expecting more than 3,000 on their Amsterdam service over the weekend and car decks for ferries going further up into Scandinavia are also extremely busy.
Disaster struck the 7951-ton ferry after the bow doors were left open, flooding the car decks.
"Analog audiotape is still an important part of the market because of all the car decks and boom boxes out there," says John Bock, vice president of sales and marketing, consumer magnetic markets division of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.
In just one day it could fill its four car decks with enough traffic to bring most Welsh towns to a standstill for a day.
Behind the rolling shutter onto the street there is a two-storey pit which like those found in car mechanics' workshops is filled with a hydraulic lift with two car decks. But this contrivance has an upper car deck floored with green limestone, the lower one with translucent perspex panels each 30mm thick and calculated to take a two ton weight and point loading without shattering.
The giant pounds 155million ferry carries up to 2,000 passengers and has three car decks and two lorry decks.
Birmingham City Council said the cash would be used to help pay for multi-storey car decks to ease the burden of overcrowded car parks at stations across the city.
The order includes design and fabrication of RoRo equipment and electrically-driven liftable car decks.
Water flooded the car decks after the bow doors were left open after departure, causing the ferry to capsize.