Honda 2Wheelers has become India’s first car company to adopt the newly inaugurated Ro-Pax ferry connecting Hazira (Surat) and Ghogha (Bhavnagar) in the Gulf of Khambhat (Gujarat), in collaboration with Indigo Seaways.
Shortly after the new route was inaugurated on November 8, Honda shipped its first two-wheeled shipment by ferry Hazira – Ghogha Ro-Pax from its Narsapura factory in Karnataka to Veraval (near Somnath) in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
Using this service, Honda claims the transit time of 2 days (from 7 days to 5 days) and a distance of 465 km for its two-wheeled wheels reaching the Saurashtra region of the southern factory.
The ferry Hazira – Ghogha Ro-Pax is faster and more cost effective. It also protects the environment. With this new route, the company claims that it is reducing its carbon emissions by around 311 kg / trip.
This ferry has cut the road distance between Ghogha and Hazira to 1/4 and the current transit time from 10 to 12 hours to only 4 hours. It is claimed that it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 24 tons / day and 8,653 tons / year.
In 2018, Honda 2Wheelers India was the first two-point company to adopt inland waterway transport with the ferry Ro-Pax Dahej – Ghogha in Gujarat. Between 2018 and 2020, Honda shipped 19,200 units on the Dahej – Ghogha ferry, which resulted in a 1-day saving for shipping, a 4% cost reduction and a 101,304 kg reduction in carbon emissions