Honda 2Wheelers India has become the first automobile company in the country to adopt the newly inaugurated Ro-Pax ferry service connecting Hazira (Surat) and Ghogha (Bhavnagar) in the Gulf of Khambhat (Gujarat), in collaboration with Indigo Seaways.
Soon after the new route was inaugurated by the prime minister on 8th November, Honda dispatched its first two-wheeler consignment using the Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service from its Narsapura plant in Karnataka to Veraval (near Somnath) in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
Utilising this new & efficient logistics way, the delivery time and distance for Honda’s new two-wheelers reaching the Saurashtra region from south factory has significantly reduced. Compared with the earlier full road route, the transit time reduced by 2 days (from 7 days to 5 days) and distance by 465 kms respectively.
The Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service is not only faster and more cost efficient; but also environmental friendly. With this new route, Honda is reducing its carbon emissions by approximately 311 kg/trip!
Commenting on the rationale of being the first adopter of new Hazira – Ghogha Ro-Pax service, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “Utilizing the newly inaugurated inland waterways as the 1st Auto company to ship its consignments, we have been able to significantly reduce the transit time and serve our customers with increased efficiency across 11 cities of the Saurashtra region in Gujarat. At the same time, as an ecologically superior means of transport, the Ro-Pax service is reducing our carbon footprint significantly. Honda aims to continuously deliver its shipments from Bangalore plant to Saurashtra region utilizing Ro-Pax ferry service.”