Ro-Ro Ferries in the Gulf of Cambay

The Gujarat Maritime Board has revised the deadline for submission of bids: Refer to the publication dated 01/03/2014 regarding “Request for Qualification (RFQ) cum Request for Proposal (RFP)” bids for the “Selection of integrated Ro-Pax vessels cum Terminal operator at Gogha-Dahej for the Ro-Ro ferry service across the gulf of Cambay”, the last date for   Read More …

After further studies, GMB are inviting new bids for the operation of the ferry service. The service is to be run between two new terminals at Gogha and Dahej in the Gulf of Cambay. Please refer to the “The Location”, “Gogha” or “Dahej” pages of this website for more details. The new terminals are currently   Read More …

GMB have announced a further extension to the date for a response to the Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the RoRo Ferry Service in the Gulf of Cambay to 23rd March 2012. Official notification can be found on the GMB website: here and the Tender Document can also be found on the website: here The   Read More …

GMB have now extended the time for submission of the response to the RfQ until 11th February 2013. Official notification can be found on the GMB website: here and the Tender Document can also be found on the website: here The following information is also still available on the GMB website: Draft Query Reply 09-11-2012   Read More …

Good progress is now being made at both RoRo ferry service terminals on either side of the gulf, at Dahej and Gogha. Within the last two weeks, Gordon Rankine has visited the terminal construction sites in Gujarat and met with Gujarat Maritime Board who have confirmed their requirement for the RoPax ferry service to start   Read More …

GMB RoRo Ferry Service in Gulf of Cambay – Tender Information Update and Deadline Extension

The Gujarat Maritime Board has now updated its website with further information about the Tender process for the RoRo Ferry Service in the Gulf of Cambay. Please go to for further details. 

Of particular note to those intending to tender are:

Corringendum Notice – giving notice that the “Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the Selection of Integrated Ro-Pax Vessel and Terminal Operator at Gogha – Dahej in Gulf of Cambay, Gujarat, India”, deadline for submission has now been extended to 18/01/2013.

Draft Query Reply 09-11-2012 – giving answers to recent questions from interested parties relating to the RfQ.

GITCO Report 2008 - a Traffic Survey of the area around Bagodara and between Bagodara and Tarapur Road, undertaken by the Gujarat Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organisation in 2008.

Study Report – 2012 – a Final Report on the RoRo Ferry Operations Phase 1 Activities prepared by Beckett Rankine, that includes information about potential likely fare patterns, ferry are mechanism guidelines and tariff models.

This year for the first time, the annual Interferry Conference was held in the Middle East, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Opened by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Crown Prince of Dubai and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council, the conference attracted more than 350 international delegates. Gordon   Read More …

Gordon Rankine is presenting the project at the Interferry 37th Annual Conference in Dubai. This conference takes place from October 21-24, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Gordon would be very pleased to meet potential operators and explain the project in more detail. Details for the conference can be found here

The GMB has now issued the RFQ document for the selection of a world class ferry operator to operate the ferry service and terminals at Dahej and Gogha. If you are interested in submitting a bid then please download the document here.

GMB is planning to be available for meetings with prospective bidders before the qualifying documents are required to be submitted, on October 30th at Gandhinagar near Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

Prospective bidders are urged to attend having already submitted any queries and concerns they may have for consideration, but GMB will also be happy to deal with any queries and concerns raised on the day. Prospective bidders who would like to attend a pre-bid meeting should contact us at to secure a place.

The presentation for the Mumbai and London Roadshows is now available. The password will be e-mailed to all interested parties.

If you would like a password then please email

The presentaitons are available here:
GMB Ro Ro Presentation Part 1 – Terminals
GMB Ro Ro Presentation Part 2 – Operations

The London Roadshow took place at British Expertise in Westminster, London on 28th June.

The event was very well attended with 21 good quality companies represented by 32 delegates from 7 different countries including France, Norway, Dubai, Greece, Canada, India and the UK in attendance. It was especially pleasing to see that a good proportion of delegates were from companies that had also attended the Mumbai Roadshow.

The session was well received and the questions raised were particularly interesting and challenging, with many delegates entering into a lively and informative debate about the project and tendering process.

It was notable that many delegates took the opportunity to network with a view to starting the process of joint venture by meeting with GMB and Beckett Rankine in groups during the afternoon B2B session.

Gordon Rankine prepares to begin the first presentation during the roadshow.


Registration is now open for the London Roadshow event. This will be held in Westminster, London on the 28 June 2012.

For your registration form, please click here and send the completed form to “”.

The Mumbai Roadshow held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 11th June was a great success with 74 delegates from 49 different companies attending.

The morning presentations went well with the Q&A session afterwards proving to be particularly useful in resolving a number of doubts some companies had had, and also by raising a number of important queries about operational issues, regulatory requirements and the tendering process.

A presentation during the roadshow.

On the stage are (left to right):

Captain  Mathur (GMB Chief Nautical Officer), Mr Talavia (Chief Engineer, GMB),  Mr Pankaj Kumar (CEO GMB), Gordon Rankine (Director, Beckett Rankine), Malcolm Parrott (TMG).


Registration is now open for the Mumbai Roadshow event. This will be held at:

Hotel Hyatt Regency
Sahar Airport Road

On the 11 June 2012.

For your registration form, please click here and send the completed form to “”.

GMB Press Release 21.05 (PDF, 0.9MB)

Dates announced for GMB RoRo Ferry Roadshows, these will be held in Mumbai on 11 June 2012 and in London on 28 June 2012. All parties interested in operating the ferry service will be welcome to meet the GMB team and their advisers. Details to be confirmed shortly.