Hyundai has started exporting cars to Nepal via railways. This will reduce the waiting period of Hyundai cars in Nepal.
India’s second-largest carmaker Hyundai has commenced their export operations via railways. The automaker had dispatched its first consignment of 125 cars to Nepal. Company’s first-ever consignment was flagged-off by Mr Ganesh Mani S, Director-Production, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, and Mr S Subramanian, Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, from the Walajabad Railway Hub near the Irungattukkottai-based HMIL Production facility outside Chennai.
Commenting on this latest initiative in the field of Outbound Logistics, Mr Ganesh Mani S, Director-Production, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “Hyundai is committed to eco-friendly initiatives. As a progressive OEM, all our production processes follow Green practices for conservation of natural resources. The zero-wastage of water and using over 70% of renewable energy in the HMI plant has set a benchmark in the industry. To further enhance our initiatives following the global direction of ‘Progress For Humanity’, we have commenced our first-ever eco-friendly Exports operations through Railways by dispatching 125 cars in 25 rakes in this first consignment to Nepal, reducing Carbon footprint by 20 260 tons.”
“Our innovative practices like using coastal shipment for domestic logistics of cars have already been appreciated by the authorities, and we send out over 14% of our Domestic Car volumes by the rail route instead of the road. Our thanks to the Indian Railways for their unstinted support in such innovative practices which will have a long-lasting positive impact on the environment”, Mr Mani further added.
The train will reach to the India-Nepal border at Nautanwa near the border town of Sonauli, for where the last-mile delivery will be done via road owing to the topography of Nepal. The overall road travel is likely to reduce from 8 days to 5 days. This process will deliver Hyundai cars to the customers in a faster and eco-friendly manner. Hyundai is one of the largest exporters of the automobiles as the carmaker has delivered vehicles to over 88 countries. The automaker surpassed the 3 million vehicle export milestone in early 2020. Hyundai Motors has surpassed several exports-related milestones in its journey. The carmaker exported 5 lakh cars in March 2008, 10 lakh exports in February 2010, 20 lakh cars in March 2014 and 30 lakh cars in January 2020.