Congratulations! Now, go for the Brass Ring while there is still time,
Has LTA Logistics come across your radar screen lately?... It's coming on tomorrow's horizon, globally... this is one of my current interests,
Expedite offshore container shipments
Disaster Delivery & Recovery
This 21st Century Innovation can be considered a Threat or an Opportunity for the Railroad industry. Right now, the market is good for the Railroad industry,
Source: Forbes Feb 13, 2006 issue
I would suggest 'Kicking It Up a Notch' by integrating this innovative technology with current operations that would allow your industry to offer for the first time in history --- Overnight & Second Day Delivery for your Customers... by leapfrogging hub-to-hub very much like the port-to-port operations of the Shipping industry for time critical freight. As we are both aware: new container ship fleet vessels are unable to pass through the Panama Canal; therefore, they will be sending these large freighters in droves to the East Coast-- in your front yard... Imagine the Possibilities...
But first, here are some highlights of this Innovation,
We have the technology today to restructure 50% of mass transit, globally utilizing LTA technologies using a fraction of the energy used today to perform the same task. DOD has been working on this concept to transport entire battalions, equipment, & supplies all in one movement since 2000 to the tune of $500M thus far and counting.
(1) 25-50% reduction in fuel demand and greenhouse emissions; thus, collapsing the global price of fuel in 1 year after implementation.
Eliminate up 25% commuting to work of urban & suburban vehicle traffic and 99% of new infrastructure construction. Eliminate up to 50% of coast to coast, region to region, longhaul trucking, not to mention eliminating the US Postal ground fleet between major cities.
(2) Provides a systematic solution to supply rural communities with the delivery of goods and the pickup of manufactured goods while slashing the cost of transportation by utilizing land-to-port-to-land supply chain methodologies. Plus, much, much more.
(3) Cut global air & surface supply chain costs with an improved pickup & delivery schedule. Largest configuration can transport 1,000 tons over 100 kph or 800 mid-sized cars 4-5 times faster than container ships.
(4) Homeland Security: eliminate nuclear, hazmat, & secret military ground transport exposures to terrorist and improve public safety.
I estimate the market value of this transportation innovation to be in the trillions, globally.
Is anybody interested? If so, proceed over to LTA logistics (http://ltalogistics.blogspot.com/).
double sales with JIT capabilities.
Jeff Immelt of GE would be interested... not to mention Warren Buffett too.
It could be the Renaissance catalyst for the Railroad Industry outside of conventional rail--- a rail system without boundaries.
Norfolk Southern stock values would soar beyond your wildest dreams.
Secondly, imagine how a few SkyCat 20s could 'Cherry Pick' selected freight cars from several lines and re-sort them into one to many lines in half the time it takes today in major rail yards,
Imagine the added efficiency & utilization with the same capacity infrastructure you have today... leaner, meaner, & faster.
There is much, much more to discuss... I'm pressed for time at the moment.
Please drop me a line & let me know if this is something you would want to pursue further.