Definition: Ro-Ro unit

Transport

Wheeled equipment for carrying goods, such as a lorry, trailer or semi-trailer, which can be driven or towed onto a vessel or train.

(Fourth version of the Transport Glossary)



Means wheeled equipment for carrying cargo, such as a truck, trailer or semi-trailer, which can be driven or towed on to a vessel. Port or ships' trailers are included in this definition. Classifications should follow United Nations ECE Recommendation No 21 "Codes for types of cargo, packages and packaging materials" (Source: European Union, Directive 2009/42/EC). 

(Third version of the Transport Glossary)
Source:
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
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