There are different options available on how you may wish to have your new pride and joy shipped to you.
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as automobiles, 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.
RORO vessels have built-in ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port. While smaller ferries that operate across rivers and other short distances often have built-in ramps, the term RORO is generally reserved for large oceangoing vessels. The ramps and doors may be stern-only, or bow and stern for quick loading.
Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization. They are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo.
Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.
There are two main types of shipping containers; the 20ft and the 40ft. The approximate internal shipping container dimensions are:
20ft container: Length = 5.87m Width = 2.28m Height = 2.26m. This will usually take a car and some personal items.
40ft container: Length = 12m Width = 2.28m Height = 2.26m. This will usually take 2 cars and personal items.
RoRo shipping is the cheapest method of shipping vehicles to Nigeria.