Honda 2Wheelers using Hazira – Ghogha inland waterway service

Honda 2Wheelers has become India’s first automobile company 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 on November 8, 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.

By utilising this service, Honda claims that the transit time by 2 days (from 7 days to 5 days) and distance by 465 km for its two-wheelers reaching the Saurashtra region from the south factory.

The Hazira – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service is faster and more cost efficient. It is also environmental friendly. With this new route, the company claims that it is reducing its carbon emissions by approximately 311 kg/trip.

This ferry has cut the road distance between Ghogha and Hazira to 1/4th and the present transit time of 10 to 12 hours to just 4 hours. It is claimed that it would reduce carbon-dioxide emission by 24 tons / day and 8,653 tons / year.

In 2018, Honda 2Wheelers India was the first two-wheeler company to adopt inland waterways transport with the Ro-Pax Dahej – Ghogha ferry service in Gujarat. Between 2018 and 2020, Honda had dispatched 19,200 units through the Dahej – Ghogha ferry, resulting in 1-day time saving per shipment, approximately 4% freight cost reduction and 101,304 kg reduction in carbon emissions.

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