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Roll on roll off from Florida

Is there a roll on roll off ferry from florida to Brazil?
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Ro ro your boat

No, none .

Heck , they can't even get a Ro-ro passenger ferry service running to Mexico

There are though companies which will
add your vehicle to container loads and get it to Brazil.
But you are going to buy an airline ticket.
For example just google Dancar logistics , a freight company
based in the UK and advertising service from
Florida to Brazil. Their website is typical , a lot of prose dedicated
praising the service but not much specifics as to price and ports
until you start filling out the request for a service . But you already did that
and HU is a last hope.
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Actually, there used to be projects to initiate a ferry from Mexico to Florida. Would have been nice for all the tourists heading for Cancun and the like.

Apparently, concerns about drugs, illegal immigration and all the other U.S. headaches rendered those projects impossible.

If you wanna ship your vehicle to South America, Brazil might actually not be your best bet. It seems to be a lot less hassle to ship to Montevideo these days. Even Buenos Aires which used to be good, especially with the Grimaldi Autoliners from Europe, has lost a lot of its former attraction for overlanders.

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Is there a roll on roll off ferry from florida to Brazil?
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I shipped with them twice even with changing boats, see shippings.
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NYK Line RoRo

NYK Line RoRo (click on Inter-Americas Services)

South America/United States East & Gulf Coasts
Loading & Discharging
United States East & Gulf Coasts, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil
Common Ports
New York, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Houston, Rio Haina, Puerto Cabello, Balboa, Buenaventura, Manta, Callao, Arica, Iquique, San Antonio, Montevideo, Zarate, Itajai, Paranagua, Santos, Vitoria, Rio De Janeiro, Salvador, Santa Marta, Puerto Limon, Kingston
Frequency 1-2 sailings per month

South America & Mexico Gulf/The United States
Loading & Discharging South America (East Coast direct to Mexico), Mexico, United States
Common Ports San Antonio, Montevideo, Zarate, Itajai, Paranagua, Santos, Vitoria, Rio De Janeiro, Salvador, Altamira, Veracruz, Houston, New York, Baltimore, Miami, Tampa
Frequency 2 sailings per month

Mexico - West Coast of South America and Central America
Loading & Discharging
Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile
Common Ports Acapulco, Manzanillo, Puerto Quetzal, Acajutla, San Lorenzo, Corinto, Caldera, Balboa, San Antonio/Valparaiso, Iquique, Arica, Matarani, Callao
Frequency 1 sailing per month
Mexico West Coast/United States West Coast
Loading & Discharging Mexico West Coast, United States West Coast
Common Ports Acapulco, Manzanillo, San Diego
Frequency
2-3 sailings per month (Biweekly)

Mexico - Caribbean & The United States
Loading & Discharging
The Caribbean, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, United States, Mexico
Common Ports Vera Cruz, Altamira, Tampa, Manatee, Nassau, Puerto Prince, Santo Domingo/Rio Haina, San Juan, Puerto Cabello, Curacao, Aruba, S. Martha, Cartagena, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Grand Cayman, Puerto Cortez, Puerto Limon, Kingston
Frequency
1-2 per month Common ports listed are those most regularly called and are subject to schedule. In addition to the services stated we offer a significant number of vessels of opportunity. These additional voyages can increase both frequency offered and the scope of service.
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Reads like NYK Line might be of use to Redwineracing ,
NYK it is not really ""ferry service" which implies regular shuttle service, but a freight line , and it has no capacity to carry passengers who might " roll" or ride the vehicles onboard. But it sure sounds like a way to get vehicles across .
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what makes sense...

The concept of a typical you drive on, you drive off, ferry from Florida to Brazil didn't make sense to me. Its something like 4300 miles from Miami to Belem, in a straight line. I can't imagine there is a ferry in the world that goes that distance. RoRo, sure, ferry, not so much.

What I don't understand is why anyone would want their bike to be ridden on and off, then around a port to a warehouse, perhaps on and off if its a transhipment requiring two boats, by person's of unknown riding skills. Will they carefully secure the motorcycle so it doesn't fall over in rough weather? Or take something shiny home as a keepsake...No, no, no, not for me. RoRo might work for cars, trucks, buses, but not my motorcycle.

When I go back to South America, if I don't go back via the Stalhratte, then the bike will be securely crated and shipped in a sea container. Air lifting is for people with more money than time and patience.

PS: I work for NYK Group as a contractor, far from sales and operations. I am an information technology guy, but have picked up a few concepts. I wish I knew more about pricing, I don't. Chances are even I would have to work with a freight forwarder, not directly with NYK, to get a crated motorcycle from here to there. If you are a large group and can fill a 20 foot container, then *maybe* you can work directly with the shipping line. You'll still want to work with a customs broker to manage the paperwork...
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