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RoRo Vessels – The Dawn of a New Era RoRo_infographic One of the most important decisions Olof Wallenius ever made was when he switched the company to RoRo during the 1960s, contributing to a paradigm shift in the shipping industry. While commonplace today, RoRo vessels were not always the method of choice for shipping cars by sea. RoRo ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. Prior to the 1950s cars were shipped in ordinary cargo liners, where they were stowed more or less at random on top of the other cargo and were often loaded onto ships by crane using special slings, the so-called Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) method, according to WWL.]]>