A 21st Century, Intermodal Shipping and Transfer System

“Green” Freight Technologies

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 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. 

Global Trade

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. 

MISSION: America’s Strategic Gateway

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 project and its forward resolution to give beneficial service for all constituencies (shippers, communities and shareholders).

EXECUTIVE PROFILES

Developer:

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. 

BRAND

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. 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Minimize the Carbon Footprint

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

  • Hydrogen Fueled Engines, Emission Free
  • 60% less noisy than diesel
  • 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
  • The train locomotives’ only emissions are steam and clean chemical free water
  • No trucks on the docks helps to minimize the carbon footprint 

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New Age Modal System

 Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR) is intended to synchronize and  integrate ocean marine terminal, rail and trucking as one Intermodal shipping and transfer system. 

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Hydrogen Fueled Engine

 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. 

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Automated Docks

 The Planning, Scheduling and introducing PNR’s Container Slotting with  Control of the coordinated activities transforms input into delivery of  each container. 

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Tracking System

PNR Reservation Slotting System similar to Airline Reservation Systems or you may speak with a PNR Agent. 

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Intermodal Connector System

 The next stage in this evolutionary process is epitomized by a new shipper oriented approach to a global supply network. 

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Shipping by Container

 Containerization has transformed domestic and international trade by reducing unit transportation costs.

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A 21st Century Intermodal Railroad, Docks and Truck Transfer

Employing the new Age Modal System

 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. 

Integrated global shipper

 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. 




Hydrogen Fueled Engine, Emission Free

Completely emission free

 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 

Increasing fuel efficiency

 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. 





Automated Docks

PNR Logistic Management

 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.




Tracking System

Ship Container Slotting™ a wholly owned Reservation and Tracking System of PNR

  • Electron communications today provides the Company the ability to establish a monitored dynamic, efficient, smart Secure Freight corridor.


  • Cross-Functional Linkage manages the flow of schedules of trains and ship arrivals with contracts with Shippers.


  • PNR Reservation Slotting System similar to Airline Reservation Systems or speak with a PNR Agent


  • The Tracking System. There are a number of freight tracking systems available for ocean cargo as well as domestic freight traffic.


  • PNR plans to develop its own unique inter-linking Traffic Tracking System for instantaneous status information on containers moving through its system of Intermodal Docks, Train and Truck Traffic Terminals.

Intermodal Supply Chain Network

Intermodal Connector System

 

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.




Shipping by Container

International Organization for Standardization

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.

Truck Transfer Terminals

  •  Rail Yard – estimate 25 lines with switcher and Hydrogen Fuel Station.
  • Truck Diesel fuel stations 24/7 to include Hydrogen Electric Charging.
  • 6 Rail-on or off loaders • Hotel with 24/7 Restaurant.
  • Truck Repair garage with tow, Truck wash.
  • General Store, convenience food.
  • Warehousing rental by day, month or year by square foot, for  trans-loading (Packing or breakdown of containers for  shipping/distribution by Shipper).
  • Office/Security 24/7, direct to operations.