Honda 2 Wheelers India has become the first 2 Wheeler Based Manufacturer in India to use the newly launched ‘Roll-on, Roll-off (Ro-Ro) Ghogha-Dahej’ ferry service in Gujarat. With this, Honda 2 Wheelers Becomes the first two-wheeler company to use inland waterways for transporting vehicles.
Aimed at Bringing convenience in transportation services and fostering environment conservation, The Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) part of the Ro-Pax (ro-ro/passenger) ferry service between Dahej and Ghogha has been operational since October 27, 2018.
Noteworthy, Honda is the first 2Wheeler manufacturer in industry to utilise this service for promoting inland waterways as transportation channel and thus reducing carbon emissions caused by heavy vehicles on land.
With the advantage of the services, Honda 2Wheelers India has first dispatched its shipment by road from its Narsapura plant in Karnataka to Dahej in South Gujarat, where it was put on the ro-ro vessel and transported to Ghogha in Saurashtra. The shipment arrived at Honda dealership in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
The Ro-Ro Ghogha-Dahej ferry service will reduce the time of travel from Narsapura plant to Saurashtra by 1 day and the distance would be reduced to over 200 kms. Contributing to environment conservation, the usage of this service will also cut down the carbon emissions by approx. 150 kg per trip.
Commenting on this new development, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With ‘Make in India’ boosting the manufacturing sector of the country across regions, this infrastructural development will open a new chapter of transportation. Tapping the full potential of waterways, Honda aims to reduce the carbon emissions caused due to conventional transport. This service will not just rationalize the logistic expense but also ensure faster transportation and boost business opportunities in Saurashtra region for the goods coming from South”.