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a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination

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Arroyo, who served as President from 2001 to 2010, said it was during her administration that the government started to develop Ro-Ro routes initially to cut down costs in transporting agricultural products from the regions.
Ro-Ro operates two port terminals and provides intermodal solutions.
To improve fire safety in daily operations, Tosseviken recommends: "Owners and operators should have a clear policy on what cargo and operations they accept in Ro-Ro spaces.
NYK is a proven leader in operating auto terminals worldwide and has an extensive fleet of Ro-Ro ships offering regular sailings to and from major ports around the globe.
The Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax type ferries, such as Berkarar, will play an important role in building the integrated sea-land transportation capacity of Turkmenistan.
The RO-RO agreement was established in 2012, during Mohamed Morsi's regime to help transport Egyptian exports to east Europe and for Turkish exports to pass through Egypt to Gulf Arab countries.
The current announcement follows Bloomberg's report from early July that Danish shipping firm DFDS A/S (CPH:DFDS) and the duo of Actera and Esas were taking part in the sales process for UN Ro-Ro.
The Ro-Ro line took the place of the Syrian route which had become too costly for Turkish exporters because the Syrian side significantly increased fees to trans-ship goods.
Following the privatisation of the port of Gothenburg, in Sweden, the European Commission authorised, on 2 April, the proposed acquisition of Alvsborg, one of the three terminals in this port specialised in roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro)(1), by the Danish maritime transport conglomerate DFDS and the Luxembourg-based terminal operator C.RO Ports.
March 18 2012 (TUR) -- Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Sunday that Turkey and Egypt were about to sign an agreement on launching ro-ro services.
Eighteen partners from France and Tunisia have signed a new agreement focusing on ro-ro traffic between Marseilles and Tunis-Rades - the first to link Europe and North Africa under the European Union's Mediterranean EoACAymotorways of the sea' project.
The split is made up of 11.76m tonnes of liquid bulk, 6.99m tonnes of dry bulk, and 6.53m tonnes of ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off) freight.
The Aqaba Container Terminal and the Port Authority of Genoa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU to lay a joint general framework and executive plan to upgrade container and cargo Ro-Ro handling procedures and raise performance to European standards.
The key focus areas for the new company dining the initial integration phase will be to generate revenue growth through wider market coverage, to consolidate ro-ro shipping and port terminal operations on the North Sea, and to improve capacity utilization of the route network.
A Ro-Ro vessel sank late last year and another caught fire and sank early this year leaving hundreds of people dead and missing in the Java sea.