WALTHAM, MA, November 16, 2009 – RailRunner™, N.A., Inc., developer and marketer of advanced container-based intermodal transport systems, today announced availability of its Model ReeferProTM 100 chassis for temperature-controlled ISO containers.
ReeferPro 100 was developed specifically for shippers of produce, frozen or refrigerated foods, pharmaceuticals and other products requiring temperature controlled transportation. Shippers may now take full advantage of the many benefits of shipping via rail due to this convenient, safe, uninterrupted cold chain technology. Ports, inland terminals and shippers no longer need to supply their own power plugs, hazardous fueling capacities and/or gensets for supplying electric power to containers while parked, during road movements or on rail, simplifying both the supply chain and backhaul opportunities. RailRunner’s bi-modal ReeferPro 100 chassis provides an air-cushion suspension on rail, especially suitable for sensitive and fragile cargo, up to six-day uninterrupted power supply, and continuous monitoring of fuel supply and GPS location. For modem-equipped containers, ReeferPro can also monitor cargo temperature, humidity and air circulation. ReeferPro 100 enables a shipper to load a refrigerated container at a farm or food processor and, without requiring any cranes or other expensive lifting equipment, to seamlessly ship by rail and/or road, providing “doorto-door”, same-box, temperature-controlled service. For domestic applications, ReeferPro 100 obviates the need for internal container gensets, which increases cube and lowers tare weight and cost.
ReeferPro 100 is a rail-qualified chassis compatible with RailRunner’s established line of air-ride, bimodal products. It includes a side-mounted genset and fuel tank that can supply up to six days of uninterrupted power to an ISO temperature-controlled 40 ft. refrigerated container. The genset and fuel tank are mounted to provide for vertical and horizontal road and rail clearance, using high-security, tamper-proof enclosures. ReeferPro 100 carries a payload of 45,620 lbs. or 20,200 kg.
“ReeferPro 100 fills an important and unique market need”, said Wolfgang Graaff, RailRunner Chief Operating Officer, who holds numerous patents on containers and refrigerated container products. “Its high security, air-cushioned ride characteristics can serve both domestic and international customers, protecting against product damage and theft. Up to six days of uninterrupted, monitored cold chain offers new opportunities in shipping refrigerated cargos to reach both local and long-distance markets.”
ReeferPro 100 is available for delivery during the first quarter of 2010 for orders placed during the IANA 2009 conference.
RailRunner (www.railrunner.com) is an innovative rail products and services company bringing a new Road-Ready intermodal rail product to shippers worldwide. RailRunner’s worldwide patented container-carrying bi-modal system is designed to quickly; simply and efficiently shift chassis and container to and from highway to rail and back. With RailRunner’s low-investment Terminal Anywhere™ technology, no flatcars, pocket or well cars, huge cranes, high-value lift equipment or expensive terminal infrastructure are involved. Road-Ready trailers or chassis extend trucking or container services to markets and locations not previously reachable, improving shipping efficiency, lowering fuel cost, and reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, thus supporting environmental goals of transferring freight transport from road to more environmental-friendly rail. The company is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.
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