Honda Opens New Port Facility in Richmond, California
Improving service to dealers while reducing CO2 emissions
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced the opening of a third West Coast port facility, in Richmond, Calif. The company will shift a substantial portion of its current vehicle import operations from the port of San Diego to the new Richmond facility. The expansion will help American Honda to more efficiently serve its Honda and Acura dealers in Northern California and will support greater rail capacity for transporting vehicles to points east.
The new 80-acre facility, known as the Point Potrero Auto Center, will allow American Honda to greatly decrease shipments of vehicles by tractor trailer from Southern California to Northern California, helping to reduce CO2 emissions associated with new-vehicle distribution. The facility will also support efficient east-bound rail shipments critical to Honda’s overall logistics network.
“Establishing these operations in Richmond will help us secure and balance our long-term logistics needs,” said Dennis Manns, assistant vice president of logistics for American Honda. “This additional port not only ensures future rail and port capacity, but it also has a net environmental benefit, a key goal for Honda in all of its operations.”
American Honda’s port expansion is estimated to eliminate 1,720 truck trips from San Diego to northern California, totaling more than 1.5 million miles of truck travel each year. This will result in an annual reduction of approximately 3,200 metric tons of CO2 from American Honda’s logistics operations in the region.
In addition to ports in Richmond and San Diego, American Honda operates a port facility in Portland, Oregon.
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