LoLo RIGOLETTO

What does LoLo mean?

The development of vessel types carrying vehicles across oceans has come a long way since the world’s, first purpose-built car carriers – MS RIGOLETTO and MS TRAVIATA – were delivered to Wallenius in the 1950s. In this blog post we pick up some interesting vessel facts from our group magazine Our Way Shipping.

LoLo – Lift-on Lift-off

The cargo was lifted on and off the vessel using a lifting crane.
FIRST: m/s RIGOLETTO and m/s TRAVIATA
WHEN: 1955
LOADING CAPACITY: 290 cars

RoRo – Roll-on Roll-off

The cargo was driven onboard by its own engines.
FIRST: m/s ANIARA
WHEN: 1963
LOADING CAPACITY: 240 cars

PCC – Pure Car Carrier

A RoRo vessel built specifically to transport cars.
FIRST: m/s DON JUAN
WHEN: 1975
LOADING CAPACITY: 5,000 cars

PCTC – Pure Car Truck Carrier

A vessel with hoistable cargo decks to accommodate a cargo combined of cars, trucks and any other cargo to be rolled onboard.

LCTC – Large Car Truck Carrier

A LCTC vessel is a PCTC with a greater loading capacity.
FIRST: m/v FAUST
WHEN: 2007
LOADING CAPACITY: 8,000 RT43-units

HERO – High Efficiency RoRo

A Post-Panamax PCTC vessel that is shorter but wider than traditional RoRo vessels.
FIRST: m/v TITUS
WHEN: 2018
LOADING CAPACITY: 8,000 RT43-units

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