The GRID Project
The GRID Project
The GRID Project: Comprehensive Sustainable Freight Transportation
*Note: The following artistic renderings and concepts are based upon Southern California geography and logistic supply chains purely for conceptual and design purposes. The GRID System is exportable and scalable to meet local geographic, geologic, environmental, and logistic needs.
The SuperDock™ is an innovative pier container terminal that is designed to efficiently turn the next generation of mega-vessels with capacities reaching 19,000+ TEUs (TEU= Twenty-foot equivalent unit, or the average container box you see on the back of semi-truck). This modular system will drastically reduce the time any container vessel spends within a harbor by up to 75%, and load and unload on-dock rail up to 90% faster. This includes servicing Class 1 rail for inter-state deliveries, as well as the electric drone trains feeding into our freight pipeline. The SuperDock™ has an annual capacity of over 50 million TEUs, allowing for considerable increases in freight volume and throughput for major port complexes. However, this modular system can be implemented to any scale. This system is patent-pending worldwide.
The Freight Pipeline
The freight pipeline is a 137-mile, one-way loop (conceptual route shown below) that will follow current logistics routes 60-feet below surface transportation routes. Powered by electrified rail and transported by drone train technologies, it will operate out-of-sight and out-of-mind to deliver cargo to our inland feeder distribution terminals. This pipeline system is specifically designed to replace a large portion of truck drayage coming to and from port complexes.
Inland Feeder Terminals
These feeder terminals (green dots below) are the hub-and-spoke distribution centers of the GRID Project. Rather than travel to and from the port complex, trucks will come here to transport freight for last mile delivery. Thus, drastically improving their productivity, reducing resource consumption, and reducing vehicle miles traveled per delivery.
The map above illustrates the conceptualized 137-mile freight pipeline route, based upon the freeway configuration and warehouse distribution of Southern California. The inland feeder terminals (green dots) have been strategically placed throughout the region for optimal hub-and-spoke distribution.