GRID Logisitics plans to transform the conventional container terminal as we know it by integrating ship-train-truck between ports and inland destinations.
GRID Logistics’ vision sees the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach re-imagined into a holistic structure which hauls containers off ships simultaneously and onto two trains that each go to separate destinations.
One will travel underground utilizing disused sewage networks and the other will take a conventional route, leaving trucks to travel the last mile from the feeder terminal to their required destinations.
This initiative aims to reduce fuel costs, congestion and pollution levels while contributing to GRID Logisitics imperative that automation should improve productivity and efficiency, thereby creating a true triple-bottom-line for people, planet and profit.
GRID Logistics will partner with industry stakeholders and strategic port-host countries around the world at their first major event: CleanTech LA
Keep your finger on the pulse for the follow-up exclusive Q&A with GRID Logistics CEO, Dave Alba next week.
Source: Port Technology