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Presented by: Charles Foskett at the 2009 Railways and Harbours Conference in Cape Town.

Presented by: Charles Foskett at the 2009 Railways and Harbours Conference in Cape Town.

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Getting traffic back to rail / Bi-modal logistics Getting traffic back to rail / Bi-modal logistics Presentation Transcript

  • Topics
    • Intermodal
    • Products
    • Business Proposal
    • Applications
    • Implications
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Globalization and 21 st Century Wealth
    • Building common wealth:
      • National wealth (increasing GDP),
      • Social wealth (more jobs), and
      • Individual wealth (entrepreneurial opportunities for existing and new businesses).
    • Common wealth is increased through greater participation in the world economy.
    • One major path to economic globalization is to enhance the South Africa’s intermodal network by introducing new technology.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Globalization
    • A Dutch academic, Ruud Lubbers, defines globalization as a process in which geographic distance becomes a factor of diminishing importance in the establishment and maintenance of cross border economic, political and socio-cultural relations
    • Globalization effects culture, economic development and prosperity, and human physical well-being in societies around the world.
    • Intermodal brings both local and global demand to population centers.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • 50 Years of Progress KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 1950’s Ships at Bremen dock. Shanghai Express from the bridge. Ten days to unload 5,000 tons. Three hours to unload 5,000 tons.
  • Containerization
    • Malcolm McLean (SeaLand): first container shipment 26 April, 1956.
    • Over 100 million containers world wide.
    • The “Box” facilitates the worldwide division of labor.
    • Intermodal containers extend the “assembly line” around the world with a connected and integrated network of sea, rail and highway transport and derivatives like “swap bodies”.
    • The Box is more than just a shipping unit; it penetrates domestic and international freight as a true logistics tool.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • The Role of the Intermodal Container KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Hapag-Lloyd “Shanghai Express” 7500 TEU North American “Double-Stack” Intermodal Train 2600 Meters Length, 65 Km/Hr European “Single-Stack” Intermodal Train 750 Meters Length, 80-100 Km/Hr
  • The Goal: Rail Efficiency - Highway Flexibility KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Eliminate Cost and Complexity Terminal Anywhere Technology
  • RailRunner
    • Terminal Anywhere Technology: Affordable Intermodal Terminals.
    • Extend and enhance existing intermodal network:
      • New terminals.
      • New routes, and
      • New trade partnerships.
    • Create business in RailRunner manufacturing, terminals operation and shipping.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Terminal Anywhere Technology: Affordable Intermodal
    • In rural or urban areas RailRunner provides road-ready service.
    • Bogie provides easy Train assembly (ramping) and disassembly (de-ramping) on simple graded track surface.
    • Inclined plane replaces expensive lifting equipment.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner: Terminal Anywhere ™ Technology
    • Intermediate Bogie - for rail support between two chassis on air-ride suspension.
    • Transition Bogie - to connect RailRunner consist to locomotive power.
    • Purpose-built Chassis - for standard containers used for rail and highway operations.
    • Management System (RSO) - to allow local ownership of rail and highway assets, management of rail service, order processing and container sourcing.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Flexible Rail Bogies
    • RailRunner puts container trucks on rail through its bimodal products and related services, offering:
      • Flexibility – on or off track, adaptive to market.
      • Scalability – shared service to dedicated trains.
      • Value – Cost effective, powerful and environmentally friendly.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 RailRunner Intermediate Bogie RailRunner Transition Bogie
  • Purpose Built Chassis KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Patented Railway Coupler 53’ Tridem 40’ Tandem Two-position slide tandem suspension
  • Building a RailRunner Train KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner South Africa: Getting Traffic Back to Rail Railways and Harbours Conference Cape Town, March 2009 KPMC and RailRunner
  • Schematic Traffic Flow KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Minimum Grade; Width on either side of track is 1.5 Trailer Width Standard container on RailRunner Chassis ready for loading onto Consist At Grade, ~ 20,000 ft ² Containers on RailRunner Chassis linked into train on RailRunner Bogies Yard Hostler RailRunner Bogie
  • Road-ready Rail Traffic
    • Highway service and flexibility.
    • Rail economics.
    • High security on rail.
    • Environmentally friendly:
      • Less fuel consumption and pollution,
      • Lower carbon loading and
      • Less noise.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Enhanced Security
    • Chassis bumper in up position blocks door.
    • Bogie air supply and drawbar restricts access “in train”.
    • Container cargo is safe in motion or at rest.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Cushioned Cargo
    • Air cushion suspension protects cargo from track imperfections and discontinuities.
    • Radial steering provides smoother curving.
    • Yaw dampeners reduce sway.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Eight air cushions
  • Improved aerodynamics
    • Small intra-unit gap.
    • Small gap reduces turbulent air flow and aerodynamic drag.
    • Lower drag means less fuel consumption, therefore lower cost, pollution and carbon loading.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Articulated Radial Steering
    • Reduces wear on track and maintenance cost.
    • Reduces wheel wear and extends wheel life.
    • Reduces ambient noise for a better environment.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Operating characteristics:
      • Air-ride – protects fragile freight from effects of rough track
      • Tare weight ratio – offers more payload weight per unit, more payload per unit length and lower carbon loading
      • Aerodynamics – less drag, lower fuel consumption, less noise and lower carbon loading
      • Radial steering – less damage to wheels and track, lower environmental noise
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner Service Operator (RSO) Distribution Model KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner Is Interoperable
    • Equipment compatibility:
      • Legacy stock – containers can move on standard chassis, legacy flatcars and ships.
      • RailRunner equipment interoperates in RailRunner terminals, ports or legacy rail terminals.
      • RailRunner can operate in unit trains or with manifest freight.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner Flexibility
    • Port to inland terminal.
    • City to city.
    • SADC trade: Aggregates, produce and consumer goods.
    • Containers integrating with the worldwide intermodal network.
    • Specialized stock for vertical markets like mining, produce or MSW .
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Inland Ports – Extending Transnet Reach
    • Interoperate with and enhance existing Transnet terminals
    • Minimize new terminal investment
    • Reduce port congestion
    • Increase Transnet revenues
    • Increase shipping throughput
    • Lower urban traffic
    • Improve access to open-space, duty free empowerment zones
    • Create new employment around virtual ports at well-planned locations
    • Terminals for and in SADC trading partner countries
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Aggregates and Mining
    • Road access to hard-to-reach places
    • Terminal Anywhere Technology ™:
      • Easy rail connection
      • Low investment
      • Green connection – reduces or eliminates ground toxicity at the rail terminal
      • 1,000 MT per hour transfer rate from road to rail terminal
      • Hi-speed parallel ramp up operations to assemble or disassemble trains
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Intermediate Bogie for South Africa KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Tridem Coal Trailer – 22.5 Ton Axle Load Track KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 February 2009 Confidential
  • Tandem Coal Trailer-18.5 Ton Axle Load Track KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 February 2009 Confidential
  • MSW and CDW
    • Load containers at existing municipal transfer station.
    • Ramp up train at RailRunner terminal:
      • Fast hook-up.
      • Low terminal investment.
      • Green solution – little or no ground pollution.
    • Tip trailers at landfill or incineration power plant.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Refrigerated Rail Transport
    • Integral or under-slung genset.
    • Smooth transition from road to rail to ocean if desired.
    • Food, produce, meats:
      • Domestic
      • SADC
      • Overseas
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • Automotive and Manufacturing
    • Import/Export
    • FBU and SDK.
    • Parts & Components.
    • Enhance existing facilities.
    • Wider choices for new facilities.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner’s Business Proposition: Opportunities in South Africa for South Africans
    • Ship on RailRunner – save money, reduce pollution, lower carbon loading, earn carbon credits and extend market reach.
    • Manufacture RailRunner: local manufacturing of bogies, chassis and bespoke trailers.
    • Build RailRunner terminals at ports, in cities, at mines, farms and factories.
    • Operate RailRunner trains: intercity, to ports, to mines, farms and factories in partnership with Transnet.
    • Finance RailRunner: rolling stock assets and RailRunner Service Operator working Capital.
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • RailRunner Benefits South African Society
    • Wealth creation: Jobs, jobs and more jobs:
      • Lower shipping costs, more competitive producers and manufacturers,
      • RailRunner manufacturing, and
      • RailRunner operations.
    • Easier to bring manufacturing to population centers for economic development.
    • Less fuel consumption:
      • Less air pollution,
      • Less carbon loading and
      • Lower purchases of foreign oil.
    • Improved road traffic
      • Less highway congestion,
      • Fewer long haul drivers but more short haul routes and
      • Drivers stay closer to home and family.
    • Better access to markets throughout Africa and world wide for exports and imports
    KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009
  • KPMC and RailRunner - Railways and Harbours March 2009 Charlie Foskett Tel: +1-(339)-970-0444 Mobile: +1-(781)-492-0800 Fax: +1-(781)-641-4769 Email: [email_address] RailRunner, N.A., Inc 430 Bedford St., Ste. 370 Lexington, MA 02420-1523 www.railrunner.com Mike Daniel KPMC (Pty) Ltd Tel: 086 100 BULK (2885)/ +27 (0)11b472v1178 or 086 504 8662 Email: [email_address] P.O. Box 408 Florida Hills 1715, South Africa 2 nd Floor ABSA Building, 20 Goldman St. Florida www.kpmc.co.za Thank you The documentation, design, drawings and other information (“the Information”) contained herein is the exclusive property of RailRunner N. A. Inc or entities from which it has licensed such Information.  Patents, copyrights or other means may protect portions or all of the Information.  The Information is intended specifically for owners, users or operators of RailRunner products and other authorized persons; these persons may copy the information for their own use or for archival purposes.  The Information may not otherwise be distributed, copied or reproduced or used for the manufacture of goods or the provision of services without the explicit written permission of RailRunner N. A. Inc.