Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR) is intending to build, own and operate a container freight movement dual rail line 220 miles long, from the existing Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) Class I rail lines at Gerber, California (near Red Bluff), to the Samoa Peninsula on the Port of Humboldt Bay to support an Intermodal Gateway Project (IGP) to provide a 21st century secure, seamless, dynamic, monitored, and networked land bridge from and to the Pacific Rim. The PNR offers an end to end, business to business (B2B) solution to efficiently import and export container goods movements of agriculture, automobile, critical manufacturing parts, consumer goods, bulk materials, and more, to and from Pacific Rim, and has a goal to increase trade between the West Coast of the United States and its Pacific Rim partners.
Our purpose is to synchronize and to integrate an ocean marine terminal, rail and trucking as one dedicated freight intermodal system between Humboldt Bay, Union Pacific and Burlington rail lines to move goods in both directions for United States import and export.
PNR will service the growth in the import and export of container intermodal goods to and from the United State. This will allow West Coast and land-locked areas in the Midwest to achieve greater mobility to move goods to and from the Pacific Rim and Asia. We plan to provide strategic expansion of West Coast marine access to respond to the pent up and growing market demand for additional West Coast port/rail capacity.
VALUES: Commitment To Efficiency That Lowers Costs And Increases Productivity
Our commitment will frame our intermodal initiative to support this 21st century secure, seamless, dynamic, and monitored New Age Modal system from the West Coast for expanding global trade.
FOUNDATION: Strong Work Ethic and Dedicated People working as a team, our management and staff are dedicated to the development of the entire Pacific Northwest Railroad project and its forward resolution to provide beneficial support to all customers and the communities we serve.
Pacific Charter Financial Services Corporation for 18 years has provided Management services to companies from diverse industries. Developing the Pacific Northwest Intermodal project, Pacific Charter is engaging highly professional companies and individuals knowledgeable in the design, construction and permitting with additional operating personnel and consultants to be engaged as we move forward.
The operation of the Intermodal system of rail, ship and truck transfer “Hub” centers, under the umbrella of “PNR” (Pacific Northwest Railroad) when built together with Humboldt Bay’s America’s Gateway is sought to become the Brand signifying fast, safe and well-priced shipping of container goods to and from the Pacific Rim and Asia.
It is our firm plan to strive to produce an intermodal system that is consistent with environmentally safe practices that are sustainable and that represent our commitment to preserve resources, to minimize a carbon footprint, and to ensure safety.
We are pleased at the opportunity to plan a meaningful project from the ground up to include 21st Century technologies and equipment to meet or exceed current environmental, safety and building codes and regulations.
“Green” Freight Technologies
Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR) is intended to synchronize and integrate ocean marine terminal, rail and trucking as one Intermodal shipping and transfer system.
The new trains are 60% less noisy than diesel, and completely emission free. The train's only emissions are steam and clean chemical free water or carbon monoxide.
The Planning, Scheduling and introducing PNR’s Container Slotting with Control of the coordinated activities transforms input into delivery of each container.
PNR Reservation Slotting System similar to Airline Reservation Systems or you may speak with a PNR Agent.
The next stage in this evolutionary process is epitomized by a new shipper oriented approach to a global supply network.
Containerization has transformed domestic and international trade by reducing unit transportation costs.
The development of the dual two way Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR) is intended to synchronize and integrate ocean marine terminal, rail and trucking as one Intermodal system between Humboldt Bay and the Union Pacific rail lines to move goods in both directions, United States import and export. With the PNR linkage to Union Pacific Rail lines and support a 21st century secure, seamless, dynamic, monitored, and employing the new Age Modal System from Northern and Central, California for global trade.
Containerization has transformed global trade by reducing unit transportation costs, providing standardization of shipping conveyances from pallet to ISO shipping container, and loosely integrating the modal (truck, rail, ship) elements of a transportation system. Nearly fifty years later it is far from reaching its full potential as the foundation for a safe, secure, efficient global distribution system for both importers and exporters in a fully integrated global shipper oriented distribution system.
The new trains are 60% less noisy than diesel, and completely emission free. The train’s only emissions are steam and clean chemical free water – no carbon monoxide.
Large fuel cells sitting on top of the train combine hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity, which is then transferred to lithium ion batteries. Energy that is not immediately used can be stored for later use, increasing fuel efficiency.
Shipping Cargo and International Trade. The United States Maritime Administration designates types of cargo allowed to be shipped from all ports. The International Organization (ISO) sets standards for shipping containers.
With poor roadway for Truck traffic in Northern California and the lack of railroad, Humboldt Bay is no longer relevant. A deep port of 35-38 Feet it has the potential to become a vibrant asset to reenergize the economic conditions of the region. The PNR to create a total smart secure freight system between Humboldt Bay and the Union Pacific rail lines at Ger (Red Bluff), increasing opportunity and revenues for the Region.
Employment of 5,000 to 10,000 people during the construction from the PNR project for a term of 4 – 7 years, is projected to generate several billions of dollars in the Region.
To be a Smart Secure Freight Corridor requires various components organized to function cohesively together as a Network to deliver to the end customer. The Planning, Scheduling and introducing PNR’s Container Slotting assignment with Control of the coordinated activities transforms input into delivery of each container.
The Intermodal train, truck and ship interconnect is intended to synchronize and integrate ocean marine docking, rail and truck transfer terminals, plus creating a smart secure freight Intermodal Connector System corridor between Humboldt Bay and the Union Pacific rail lines for nationwide freight distribution.
1 or more and at least 5 Truck Transfer Terminals, to create the “Supply Chain Network” for the Shippers, our ultimate customer and one source of PNR revenue. The next stage in this evolutionary process is epitomized by a new shipper oriented approach to global supply network architecture for the first time marrying transportation and distribution- conveyance and contents as inventory to the shipper rather than mere freight shipped and billed as transportation “spend” by weight or cube.
Containerization has transformed domestic and international trade by reducing unit transportation costs, and establishing standardization as set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
There are roughly 17 million Shipping Containers worldwide with 6 million in use.
Trans-loading increased to 42.2% (Loading of Containers). Only 36.5% Containers are moved intact.