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China post 2012, inland province logistic boom! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-11-30 15:49:55 |Display all floors

In Malaya, bus, locomotive, truck drivers are not very popular

........and pay is pretty high to keep number of people interested in the mundane job!

For example, a FUEL TRUCK driver in Malaya are paid more than Rmb 6,000 a month!
In the USA, a locomotive driver makes up to US$7,000 a month!

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Post time 2010-12-1 11:23:14 |Display all floors

If we have 600 million people, a capacity of 6 billion tonnes

......or more on the electrified, double track, automated, Containerized moving platforms, could mean increased in freight movements! It will allow moves of commodity between urban hubs in inland cities, moves of intermediates, moves of the components, moves of the final product before the final move to the market place!

A 2.5 tonnes commodity, product requirement per capita could mean up to 10 tonnes of moves on the main freight lines, and similar small moves by trucks, vans, and the consumer's car, mpv, suv, bus, mass rapid transit rail etc.

But the system, opens up the capacity to consume beyond the approximately US$10,000 per capita level......ELECTRICITY availability is next agenda, but it should only be an issue post 2028!

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Post time 2010-12-2 11:21:05 |Display all floors

The use of the automated electric container move rail system

.........will reduce the use of trucking, and reduce cost of logistic in China!

In fact, Malaya has plans to do almost the likewise!

There is 6 cluster of power plants, 3 run by JanaTenaga and 1 each by YTL, Powertek, MMC with about 3 giga capacity each! This can be easily increased by 33%, or 1 giga extra each using either coal, gas or fuel oil. There is one 1 giga site in Putrajaya for use of the administrative capital.

There is several sites for hydroelectricity with total maximum capacity of 6 giga!
While in Singapore, there is 3 cluster of power plants, in Senoko, Woodlands and in Westcoast! A total of 8 giga capacity!

Thus, we have the capacity to increase electric capacity to almost 39 giga! Electricity supply would not be a problem especially if the moves are conducted at off peak hours!
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The key players are Gamuda-MMC-Malayan Railways for the freight electrified double tracked system!
While the YTL-TH for the fast passenger rail service!

While Gamuda-MMC is working on the Greater Kuala Lumpur Mass Rapid Subway Rail Transit!
It's a new joint initiative move by the "competiting" factions in the Federation!
It's not as viable to build an automated container platform move in the Federation as the cost constraints is not as dire as those in China inland provinces!

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Post time 2010-12-2 12:27:42 |Display all floors

The Malayan Federation has to speed up

........infrastructure work to keep up with China's fast pace expansion!

The proposed Kuala Lumpur to Singapore fast rail network will improve the situation. While the double tracking work by Gamuda-MMC-Malayan Railway has to be stepped up!

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Post time 2010-12-3 11:09:48 |Display all floors

It's the Container Terminal handling charge

................that makes short haul - electric freight rail, and the more efficient electrified, double tracked, automated container mover platforms less cost effective!

Container Terminal charges approximately US$20 for moves in the port!
It will cost US$20 for the double move of loading at origin terminal, and the unloading at the destination terminal!
No doubt Container handling costs are lower than manual load, unload at present in China's freight carriages! It'll get more expensive as wages is rising, and expected to double in 2017!
China's inland provinces, has the longer haul freight passage - almost 700km to 1,500km (example Chengdu to Guangzhou is 1,350 km), and use of cheaper electricity instead of the expensive diesel locomotives!

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Post time 2010-12-4 14:05:39 |Display all floors

China could probably do some trial test on some of the tracks!

An Automated system, without MINIMUM load requirements, makes the system very much more flexible and effective!

Single boxes could reach Chengdu from Guangzhou in only 1 day.
If the system becomes more massive, it could use off peak electricity and arrive at Chengdu in 2 day's max!
Imagine, it'll only cost US$ 40 for Terminal Handling Charges + US$ 360 transport cost for a TEU.

and without scheduling time constraints of a locomotive driven system!

hmmmm

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Post time 2010-12-6 12:07:44 |Display all floors

Could we see a trial system start on the Chengdu-Guangzhou route by 2012?

It'll be a good test to check on the benefits of flexibility, increased capacity, reduced cost freight logistic system!

Guangzhou could export consumer goods, intermediates, component while Chengdu can supply Guangzhou with pulp, paper, processed metals, completed assemble products!

Imagines robot transporters plying seamlessly between terminals, moving based on the route as controlled by the track managers at China Rail Corp.!

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