Cargo Ramp

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A loading and unloading area for cargo on an aircraft.

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What is a Cargo Ramp?

A Cargo Ramp in shipping refers to a ramp or platform that is used to load or unload cargo onto or off of a ship. Cargo ramps are typically used for roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels, which are designed to carry vehicles and other wheeled cargo. 


The Cargo Ramp is typically located at the stern of the vessel and may be hydraulically operated to allow for easy loading and unloading of cargo. The ramp is usually made of steel or other durable materials and is designed to withstand the weight of heavy vehicles and equipment. 

Cargo ramps are an important feature of Ro-Ro vessels, as they allow for efficient and quick loading and unloading of cargo. They are especially useful for transporting large quantities of vehicles and other equipment, such as construction machinery, which can be easily driven on and off the ship using the ramp. 

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