Cargo – I Tramways http://itramways.net/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 20:20:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://itramways.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Cargo – I Tramways http://itramways.net/ 32 32 7 ways to wear cargo pants that we are going to try 100% https://itramways.net/7-ways-to-wear-cargo-pants-that-we-are-going-to-try-100/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:49:39 +0000 https://itramways.net/7-ways-to-wear-cargo-pants-that-we-are-going-to-try-100/ 06 October 2022 – 16:49 BST Orin Carlin Cargo pants: get inspired by your outfits and make the pants trend part of your own style repertoire As for the pants tendencies come on, right now we’re still completely into cargo pants. “But they are so 20 years ago!” you scream in anguish. Well, […]]]>





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As for the pants tendencies come on, right now we’re still completely into cargo pants. “But they are so 20 years ago!” you scream in anguish. Well, absolutely. But that’s kind of the point – in fact, the “noughties girl-band” vibe has pretty much been our dress code for the past few years, thanks to fashion’s unwavering obsession with the Y2K aesthetic.

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And cargo pants are the supermodel-approved pants trend at its head — and we’ve got the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner thank. Not that it’s a competition or anything, but of all his adoring fans, we think pants style’s greatest ally is Hailey Bieber. This summer we couldn’t get enough of her low-rise Balenciaga pair borrowed from her husband Justinand just last week we were bowled over by the retro version of the supermodel she debuted Paris fashion weekflares. You heard it here the first time.

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It’s clear that cargo pants aren’t going anywhere, so it’s imperative that we put their versatility to the test. As usual, fashion month has spawned a whole new set of killer street style moments, with fashion insiders pairing their cargo pants with bandeaus, mesh bodysuits, leather blazers and micro shirts. Prepare for this season and choose your poison…

Good morning! Fashion shares the best way to wear cargo pants:

Cargo pants style with… a quilted vest

We take inspiration from influencer Pernille Teisbaek who served up major utilitarian vibes with pastel pink cargo pants alongside a padded gilet layered over a black polo neck.

Cargo pants style with… a mesh bodysuit

The gothic color palette is another look that is making its mark in this season’s trend forecast. We can’t do without mesh jumpsuits under low-rise cargo pants for a sense of depth.

Cargo pants style with… a micro shirt

Miu Miu’s scaled-down tops are all the rage right now, and a micro shirt paired with neutral high-rise cargo pants should be high on your dressing agenda this season.

Cargo pants style with… a sleeveless sweater

A pop of color alongside an otherwise monochromatic ensemble is a concept we can’t wait to recreate this fall.

Cargo pants style with… trendy mules

Dial up the drama with a pair of geometric mules to carry your cargo pants from day to night.

Cargo pants style with… a vibrant shoulder strap

Semi-sheer cargo pants paired with the drama of a striking accessory are such a shoutout this season.

Cargo pants style with… a headband

No outerwear, no problem. This fall, we’re braving the cold in the name of fashion – we’re serious about charcoal cargo pants paired with a classic black bandeau.

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Chevron Subsidiary Delivers First Fully Offset LNG Cargo from Gorgon Natural Gas Project https://itramways.net/chevron-subsidiary-delivers-first-fully-offset-lng-cargo-from-gorgon-natural-gas-project/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 19:52:31 +0000 https://itramways.net/chevron-subsidiary-delivers-first-fully-offset-lng-cargo-from-gorgon-natural-gas-project/ The natural gas marketing subsidiary of Chevron Corp. delivered its first LNG cargo with fully certified offsets from three projects across Asia. The liquefied natural gas cargo was delivered from the Gorgon project off northwest Australia to the state-owned CPC Corp terminal. in Taiwan. Chevron revealed that greenhouse gas emissions associated with cargo would be […]]]>

The natural gas marketing subsidiary of Chevron Corp. delivered its first LNG cargo with fully certified offsets from three projects across Asia.

The liquefied natural gas cargo was delivered from the Gorgon project off northwest Australia to the state-owned CPC Corp terminal. in Taiwan. Chevron revealed that greenhouse gas emissions associated with cargo would be fully offset with the completion of energy efficiency and nature-based projects in Cambodia, Indonesia and Nepal.

John Kuehn of Chevron, the company’s supply and trading division, said delivering the first offset cargo is a crucial step towards the company’s goal of being net zero by 2050. and its ability to meet CPC’s demand for low-emission fuel.

“We share the view that the future of energy is low carbon and expect this offset cargo to be the first of many as we leverage our capabilities, our assets and our relationships with our customers to provide energy solutions to a growing world,” said Kuehn.

Chevron’s offset projects are certified by the Verified Carbon Standard program, administered by the non-profit organization Verra. One project aims to restore swamp ecosystems in Indonesia and another could support the United Nations program to promote resilience to climate change in Cambodia. Chevron also supported a project to expand the use of energy-efficient stoves in Nepal.

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Scope 1 and 2 emissions for cargo – which are emitted during upstream production, transportation, liquefaction and shipping – were calculated based on a methodology jointly developed by Chevron, Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte. ltd. and Qatar Energy. Scope 3 emissions were calculated using PACE Global Standards for Regassing and Distribution and IPCC 2006 Emission Factors for Combustion.

Last year, the Singapore unit of BP plc delivered its first cargo of cleared LNG to CPC. The company also received carbon neutral volumes from Shell plc and Eni SpA. Besides cargoes from the Prelude floating LNG terminal of Gorgon and Shell, CPC also receives a large part of its annual volumes from QatarEnergy.

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An overview of NASA’s plan for automated passenger and freight transportation in urban areas – Orange County Register https://itramways.net/an-overview-of-nasas-plan-for-automated-passenger-and-freight-transportation-in-urban-areas-orange-county-register/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 02:33:02 +0000 https://itramways.net/an-overview-of-nasas-plan-for-automated-passenger-and-freight-transportation-in-urban-areas-orange-county-register/ With the Pacific Air Show in Southern California this weekend, here’s a look at some aerospace projects NASA is developing. Small drones delivering packages, air taxis carrying passengers, or air ambulances providing life-saving transport – these are just some of the concepts that NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility initiative hopes to realize. New or improved infrastructure […]]]>

With the Pacific Air Show in Southern California this weekend, here’s a look at some aerospace projects NASA is developing.

Small drones delivering packages, air taxis carrying passengers, or air ambulances providing life-saving transport – these are just some of the concepts that NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility initiative hopes to realize. New or improved infrastructure will be needed in cities, suburbs and rural areas for these planes to operate safely.

Several research projects in support of advanced air mobility are underway, and one focuses on automation. Technology like this could allow vehicles to operate without a driver, or if a driver is in the loop, increase safety.

Although the concept of city-centric air transport has existed for decades in limited availability in the form of conventional helicopter transport, it has not been widely accessible due to high costs and public opposition to noise. and pollution. Recent advances in technology have allowed the concept to be explored more seriously. Significant improvements in electrical energy storage and capacity will enable electric aircraft that will reduce costs and noise, and provide greater safety.

NASA’s vision for Advanced Air Mobility is to define a new safe, accessible, and affordable air transportation system alongside industry, community partners, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Once developed, passengers and cargo will travel in innovative, automated aircraft that will take off and land vertically across the city, between neighboring towns, or at other locations typically accessible by car today.

The benefits received are:

Easier access for travelers between rural, suburban and urban communities.

Fast delivery of the package.

Reduced travel times.

Disastrous response.

New means of medical transport for passengers and supplies.

NASA’s ‘vertiport’ research takes off

Recently, NASA developed a vertiport – a hub for planes that take off and land vertically – for testing. Much of the country’s aviation infrastructure is dedicated to aircraft. But in the future, vertiports will become more and more important, especially in urban areas.

NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley recently completed a series of high-density vertiport tests that marked an important step toward future flight or urban.

The researchers faced three challenges:

Development of a prototype urban air mobility system.

Creation of automated systems for air operations.

Management of airspace, ground control and vehicle fleets.

Initially, unmanned aircraft corridors connect vertiports to support point-to-point movement. As operations scale, corridors can be segmented and connected to form more complex and efficient routes.

Advanced Air Mobility Market

Deloitte, a business analytics firm, and the Aerospace Industries Association predict that the technology market will grow sevenfold between 2025 and 2035.

Sources: NASA, FAA, Sikorsky, urbanairmobilitynews.com, Deloitte Insights

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IndiGo Inducts First Freighter and Launches Dedicated Freight Service https://itramways.net/indigo-inducts-first-freighter-and-launches-dedicated-freight-service/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:56:19 +0000 https://itramways.net/indigo-inducts-first-freighter-and-launches-dedicated-freight-service/ India’s largest airline IndiGo today inaugurated its first cargo plane in a bid to launch a dedicated cargo service. The airline inducted an Airbus A321 freighter, which was converted from a passenger plane to a full freighter configuration in Singapore. The plane will be used for domestic and international missions carrying products such as valuables, […]]]>

India’s largest airline IndiGo today inaugurated its first cargo plane in a bid to launch a dedicated cargo service.

The airline inducted an Airbus A321 freighter, which was converted from a passenger plane to a full freighter configuration in Singapore.

The plane will be used for domestic and international missions carrying products such as valuables, express shipments, perishables, general cargo, documents and mail, IndiGo said.

“The CarGo business generated revenue when scheduled commercial flights were at a standstill,” said Mr. Mahesh Malik, Chief Commercial Officer of CarGo, IndiGo.

The A321 freighter will offer 24 container positions and will support a payload of up to 27 tonnes. These are being converted as part of a program involving ST Engineering and Airbus with their joint venture, Elbe FlugzeugWerke (EFW).

“The aircraft is uniquely capable for IndiGo, using our current large pool of A320 Family pilots, and capable of serving markets between China in the east and the Gulf in the west, not to mention the CIS countries. (Commonwealth of Independent States) to the north,” IndiGo said. The airline is in the process of converting three more A321CEO passenger planes into freighters.

Indian airlines are increasing their cargo capacity as the segment has emerged as a crucial and promising revenue stream during the past two years of the covid pandemic.

India’s dedicated freighter fleet has witnessed a dramatic increase of 28 aircraft from 5 in the past few years. This number is expected to increase further as Indian airlines seek to add aircraft dedicated to cargo operations, which have held up better than the passenger segment amid the covid pandemic.

According to data from the Airports Authority of India, all operational airports in India handled 3.14 million tonnes of cargo in 2021-22 (April-March). This represents 93.5% of the freight handled in 2017-18 (April-March). The picture is grim for air passenger traffic. Air passenger traffic in 2021-22 (April-March) amounted to 85.1 million passengers, or 68.8% of the traffic recorded in 2017-18 (April-March).

The number of dedicated cargo fleets in India is expected to grow further as established airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet and Bluedart seek to onboard more aircraft for cargo transportation. In fact, there will be more entrants over the next few months in the form of cargo-only QuikJet and Pradhan Express.

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Cargo planes as missile carriers – US and allies will bank on ‘fast dragon’ to invade China in Western Pacific https://itramways.net/cargo-planes-as-missile-carriers-us-and-allies-will-bank-on-fast-dragon-to-invade-china-in-western-pacific/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:26:52 +0000 https://itramways.net/cargo-planes-as-missile-carriers-us-and-allies-will-bank-on-fast-dragon-to-invade-china-in-western-pacific/ The United States Air Force (USAF) wants to expand a capability under development that uses existing transport aircraft it and its allies have in the Western Pacific to fire cruise and air-to-surface missiles into the purpose of overwhelming the Chinese army. Thanks to Trump, Russia tested its Tu-214R “super spy” against Ukrainian military installations The […]]]>

The United States Air Force (USAF) wants to expand a capability under development that uses existing transport aircraft it and its allies have in the Western Pacific to fire cruise and air-to-surface missiles into the purpose of overwhelming the Chinese army.

Thanks to Trump, Russia tested its Tu-214R “super spy” against Ukrainian military installations

The “Rapid Dragon” is a simple and inexpensive solution to overcome the logistical and technological challenges posed by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF ).

An artist’s impression when a JASSM-ER is released from a pellet, which is dropped from a cargo plane

Over the past few years, the US military has developed a promising concept of operations to combat a formidable China in the Western Pacific. Beijing has a home advantage in logistics combined with long-range anti-ship, anti-land, air defense and hypersonic missile systems.

The Chinese YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missiles (540 kilometers range) and the PL-15 Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile (300 kilometers) exceed the American Harpoons 240 kilometers range and the AIM 190D 161 kilometers.

The DF-21D missile threatens American aircraft carriers. This erodes the capability (or payload) advantage of the US Navy. This is part of its Anti-Access/Area Denial doctrine which can hold off an attacking US naval force without allowing it to close.

Even war games conducted by think tanks like the RAND Corporation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have repeatedly ended in devastating defeats in the United States and Taiwan, with the former losing its huge gates. -planes and its naval armada.

Recognizing these handicaps, American military leaders attempted to turn things around. The US Marine Corps and US Navy have developed the Force Design 2030 Expeditionary Forward Operating Base (EABO), Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO), and Ghost Fleet Overlord.

A Rapid Dragon module being loaded onto a C-130 for airdrop

Operating from islands controlled by friendly nations in the South and East China Seas, small, mobile and hard-to-detect coastal combat regiments can undertake long-range fire on Chinese shipping.

Operating under the U.S. Navy, unmanned surface ships take routine charge of larger combatants, allowing them to focus on larger roles of air defense, land attack, anti-ship and ship protection. aircraft carrier battle groups.

This helps to expand, get closer and hit China inside the A2/AD bubble. With the Rapid Dragon, the USAF can further complicate the Chinese military’s targeting priorities by “massaging” the fires flooding Chinese radars, sensors, and kill chains.

Rapid Dragon completes the triad of three services

The Rapid Dragon plans to use cargo planes and tankers like the C-130J Hercules/MC-130 Commando II and C-17 Globemaster III to launch dozens of missiles packaged in large ‘pellets’ from their main doors in the air as they usually do. with other airdrops.

The parachute stops the missile-carrying pellets, rotating vertically while an electronic control box on each pellet releases missiles one after another.

An illustrative video from Lockheed Martin shows how pellets can be ‘rolled’ and ‘unloaded’ like any other cargo. An MC-130 will have a pellet with a capacity of six missiles and one of nine for a C-17.

Assuming both aircraft can accommodate at least three such pellets and there are at least three such aircraft used for this purpose, between 54 and 81 JASSM-ERs can shout at Chinese military targets while the USMC , the US Navy and USAF fighter-bombers conduct their own separate but complementary operations.

The JASSM-ER with a range of 800 kilometers was tested from a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber in late August.

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) chief Lt. Gen. Jim Slife said at an Association of Air and Space Forces event Sept. 7 that they had received “some number of requests worldwide from partners to integrate and demonstrate this capability on their aircraft.”

With several US allies using the MC-17/C-130J and C-17s, pellets can be used on the aircraft with little to no modification or “any special crew training”, Slife added.

The Rapid Dragon underwent three tests last year as part of a collaborative effort between the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office (AFSDPEO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

A July 2021 test transmitted targeting data to military cargo planes, which was used to program munitions onto those planes, hitting targets. In November of the same year, an AFSOC crew on an MC-130J received in-flight targeting data, transmitting it to a palletized simulation cruise missile, which was jettisoned from the aircraft and released.

A December 2021 test used an actual cruise missile, where target data in the Gulf of Mexico was transmitted to an MC-130J and loaded onto the palletized missile. The missile deployed and “succeeded in destroying its target,” the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) said.

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Electric Cargo Bike Market Size 2019 Demand, Supply and Forecast 2029 https://itramways.net/electric-cargo-bike-market-size-2019-demand-supply-and-forecast-2029/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:22:25 +0000 https://itramways.net/electric-cargo-bike-market-size-2019-demand-supply-and-forecast-2029/ The recent report studies the electric cargo bike market 2022-2029 with several international industry aspects such as size, status, future industry trends of Electric Bicycles industry and forecast to 2029. The research report also provides detailed information of major competitors and specific growth opportunities as well as key industry drivers. In this study, you will […]]]>

The recent report studies the electric cargo bike market 2022-2029 with several international industry aspects such as size, status, future industry trends of Electric Bicycles industry and forecast to 2029. The research report also provides detailed information of major competitors and specific growth opportunities as well as key industry drivers. In this study, you will get a comprehensive analysis of the global Electric Cargo Bikes market which has been segmented by major companies, regions, product types and applications.

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A cargo plane ends up drinking in a French lake after overrunning the runway and ends up nose first in the water https://itramways.net/a-cargo-plane-ends-up-drinking-in-a-french-lake-after-overrunning-the-runway-and-ends-up-nose-first-in-the-water/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:53:08 +0000 https://itramways.net/a-cargo-plane-ends-up-drinking-in-a-french-lake-after-overrunning-the-runway-and-ends-up-nose-first-in-the-water/ A cargo plane loaded with freight overran the runway while landing at Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (MPL), France, in the early hours of Saturday morning and found itself partially submerged in a lake at the far end of the track. The 29-year-old Boeing 737 cargo plane which was operated by Swiftair on behalf of Swedish airline […]]]>

A cargo plane loaded with freight overran the runway while landing at Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (MPL), France, in the early hours of Saturday morning and found itself partially submerged in a lake at the far end of the track.

The 29-year-old Boeing 737 cargo plane which was operated by Swiftair on behalf of Swedish airline West Atlantic had left Paris for the short jump to Montpellier at 1.30am and landed just over an hour later in the city in the south of France.

Credit: BEA

The aircraft somehow overshot the runway by 2,600 meters and finally came to rest about 200 meters past the end of the runway, its nose partially submerged in the Etang de Mauguio (a lake at the bottom of the track).

Fortunately, local officials say the three crew members on board the plane were evacuated safe and sound “thanks to the rapid response of the emergency services”.

Unfortunately, with the plane now stuck in the lake, authorities say they had no choice but to temporarily close the airport to all departures and arrivals until the plane could be extracted from the water.

The Hérault prefecture said in a statement that a company specializing in removals had been called for help, but the airport will remain closed for the rest of Saturday.

Luckily, the airport isn’t very busy at the best of times. About 14 departures and 11 arrivals were canceled as a result of the accident.

French accident investigators from the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) are already on site and investigating the cause.

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Freighters with front-opening cargo doors after the 747? https://itramways.net/freighters-with-front-opening-cargo-doors-after-the-747/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:19:52 +0000 https://itramways.net/freighters-with-front-opening-cargo-doors-after-the-747/ Could we see new models of cargo planes with a front-opening cargo door in the future? What obstacles do designers face with such aircraft? With the delivery of the last 747-8F freighter later this year, the aviation world potentially loses a trick it’s had up its sleeve for decades. The ability to carry oversized loads […]]]>
Could we see new models of cargo planes with a front-opening cargo door in the future? What obstacles do designers face with such aircraft?

With the delivery of the last 747-8F freighter later this year, the aviation world potentially loses a trick it’s had up its sleeve for decades. The ability to carry oversized loads often depends on the presence of a door that allows loading lengthwise in the cab. And that means having a front or rear cargo door. Or in some cases, both.

Photo: Cathay Pacific

The reason the 747 has a front-opening cargo door is because its designers intended it to be a freighter from its inception. We thought back to the days of Boeing in the 1960s and the fact that its management believed the future of long-haul passenger transportation was…supersonic. Of course, this was not Boeing’s idea; pretty much everyone in the industry thought the same.

Front-opening loading door: protection against obsolescence

And so, with US government funding at hand, Boeing got to work designing its 2707 SST (SuperSonic Transport). But there was a problem. Boeing knew the 2707 would be slow to come to market. Additionally, he had already worked on the design that would become the 747, so the company gave him a very tall cockpit, to make room for a front-opening cargo door.

A very rare 747-200C: both a front door AND passenger windows.

And so, the 747’s two-deck layout was born. This was a truly new feature, for a pressurized commercial aircraft design. Military aircraft, as well as some small-scale conversion efforts we’ve seen, had attempted the same idea. But the design of this front-opening cargo door gave the 747 another string to its bow. It wasn’t just the largest commercial freighter. It was also great for all sorts of oversized…anything.

This niche for oversized freight allowed the 747 to outlive its former replacement: the Airbus A380. Early in the design of the A380, other ideas for its cockpit placement came and went. There are concept images there, showing it with the same elevated cockpit position as the 747. But ultimately, Airbus didn’t pursue the forward-opening cargo door idea too seriously. Orders for a planned A380F freighter have come – and gone.

Freighters with front-opening cargo doors after the 747?

The Super Guppy with its hinged door. Obviously, the cockpit is disconnected from the rest of the plane.

Some very special freighters

Today, there are a few other alternatives, for loads that won’t fit through the side cargo door of a 777F, or a future A350F. One of the first, almost at the same time as the 747 design, was the “Super Guppy”, as we have seen. But it was an aircraft with a highly specialized role. He could carry very bulky things… but not necessarily very heavy, for their size.

It will be the same later for the Airbus Beluga and Beluga XL. These designs feature a front opening door that opens upwards, again for specific needs, [relatively] light loads. Airbus learned a lesson from using the Super Guppy and wanted the cockpit out of the way. The design of the Guppy meant that all connections between the cockpit and the flight controls had to be disconnected and reconnected, every time the door opened!

A Beluga ST crew unloading a helicopter. Photo: Airbus

The problem with the Airbus Belugas, as with the Guppy and the Boeing Dreamlifter, is that their cargo space is not pressurized. This isn’t an issue for some loads, but it certainly can be for others. It is therefore unlikely that these front-opening cargo door designs can truly replace the 747. In addition, 747 freighters can carry more weight.

Restoration for a niche

One design that can get the job done is the Antonov An-124 – and if another flies again, the An-225. Boeing actually relied on the An-124s to transport the 777X’s monstrous GE9X test engines. But as impressive as their cargo loads may be, these planes aren’t as efficient as the 747-8F. If desired, their front-opening cargo doors (and rear ones – they have both!) make for an even smaller niche design.

Antonov AN-225 - The giant wakes up, in shortage of An-124

A crew loading a gigantic wind turbine blade into the unique Antonov An-225. Photo: Antonov Company

AAnd it’s the niche nature of oversized load transport that presents us with obstacles as we look to the future. Could there be a new freighter design, which allows oversized cargo to be loaded through a front-opening door? Or a rear? Consideration has been given to making civilian versions of military freighters – most recently the Embraer C-390.

But the cabin of this aircraft has a section similar to that of a C-130. It could become a good all-terrain freighter for remote areas, but its rear door will not allow it to replace large carriers. Developing an all-new cargo plane with a front-opening door would be prohibitively expensive. So are there any other options out there?

A Super Guppy Turbine (SGT) still flies with NASA. Photo: NASA

Cargo Conversion With a front opening door?

Well, there could be. Let’s go back to this idea of ​​Super Guppy. Again, it worked fine, but disconnecting and reconnecting flight controls, hydraulics, and other systems between flights was a handling nightmare. However, should this also be the case today? We now have planes like the 787, for example. It is a fly-by-wire jet, which uses minimal hydraulic systems.

Here is a hypothesis. Suppose Boeing (or someone else?) has converted a 787 with a front-opening (hinged?) section, including the cockpit, allowing cargo loading. What sort of mechanical connections would that actually involve? And would the 787’s composite fuselage, built from sections of cannon, make such a task easier? And the Airbus A350?

Freighters with front-opening cargo doors after the 747?

If there’s no hydraulics going to the pilots…could we “displace” the 787 nose and cockpit? Photo: John Taggart, CC BY-SA 2.0

This author’s background is in economics, not engineering – so until more qualified people get involved, we won’t know the answers. But again: designing an all-new, custom widebody cargo plane with a front-opening door would be financially prohibitive. Aircraft manufacturers must now sell several hundred aircraft to make their initial investment profitable. Boeing sold a lot of 747 freighters, but the program wouldn’t have survived on those alone.

The loss of a cargo plane with a front-opening door is not necessarily an urgent problem. The 747-8Fs (and those Antonovs) will continue to fly around the globe for a few more decades, at least. But when a successor comes, it will most likely be a conversion of some kind. Unless other technologies allow manufacturers to produce new aircraft at a lower cost, making them profitable with only a few dozen aircraft sold.

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TransContainer will provide a container ship for transporting goods between St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad https://itramways.net/transcontainer-will-provide-a-container-ship-for-transporting-goods-between-st-petersburg-and-kaliningrad/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:58:31 +0000 https://itramways.net/transcontainer-will-provide-a-container-ship-for-transporting-goods-between-st-petersburg-and-kaliningrad/ In August, TransContainer acquired 58.51% of SASCO shares TransContainer is ready to deploy a container ship for the transport of goods from St. Petersburg to the Kaliningrad region, said Felix Lapin, President of the Kaliningrad Chambers of Commerce, in his interview available on the Baltic Plus radio YouTube channel . According to Felix Lapin, large […]]]>

In August, TransContainer acquired 58.51% of SASCO shares

TransContainer is ready to deploy a container ship for the transport of goods from St. Petersburg to the Kaliningrad region, said Felix Lapin, President of the Kaliningrad Chambers of Commerce, in his interview available on the Baltic Plus radio YouTube channel .

According to Felix Lapin, large transport companies are eager to come to the Kaliningrad region. “I can name TransContainer. It’s the big company to show up with a presentation and, most importantly and crucially for us, it has its own rolling stock and a network of terminals across the country. According to the presentation of the head of the North-West subdivision, in addition to standard services – wagons, platforms, automobiles and containers – the company is ready to offer a container ship to provide a connection between St. Petersburg and the Kaliningrad region “, did he declare. said.

Félix Lapin also spoke of the North-Western Shipping Company’s desire to provide more ships for the line.

In August 2022, PJSC TransContainer obtained 58.51% stake from Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO). In September, Sergey Shishkarev, Chairman of the Delo Group Boards of Directors, announced the Delo Group’s intention to develop and approve a SASCO fleet renewal and expansion program to achieve the potential for foreign trade and coastal container transport. According to him, the company’s resources will be focused on creating a multimodal operator with its own fully-fledged maritime component. In particular, the capabilities and experience of the company will help build efficient logistics on the Northern Sea Route. The shipping company’s fleet currently has 13 ice-class seagoing vessels.

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Moorebank will have Australia’s largest rooftop solar system https://itramways.net/moorebank-will-have-australias-largest-rooftop-solar-system/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 23:37:05 +0000 https://itramways.net/moorebank-will-have-australias-largest-rooftop-solar-system/ LOGISTICS property specialist Logos has announced that Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney’s south-west will feature Australia’s largest rooftop solar installation. MLP is the nation’s largest intermodal freight facility and is well positioned to become a fully automated port-to-site rail link. Construction of the Moorebank Interstate Intermodal Terminal began in April of this year. The solar […]]]>

LOGISTICS property specialist Logos has announced that Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney’s south-west will feature Australia’s largest rooftop solar installation.

MLP is the nation’s largest intermodal freight facility and is well positioned to become a fully automated port-to-site rail link. Construction of the Moorebank Interstate Intermodal Terminal began in April of this year.

The solar installation will be installed as part of a 30-year partnership between Logos and the renewable energy fund Solar Bay.

Solar Bay plans to install 60 megawatts of rooftop solar across the estate and 150 megawatt hours of battery energy storage to feed renewable electricity to the grid.

The combined power of solar and battery power on the roof is expected to generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes in New South Wales.

Once fully operational, the solar micro-grid could be able to supply all of the enclosure’s energy needs during the day and source electricity from an off-site wind farm to supply electricity renewable outside peak solar production periods.

Darren Searle, head of Logos Australia and New Zealand, said installing green infrastructure in the logistics park would enable operations to achieve net zero emissions.

“The impacts of the infrastructure we will develop with Solar Bay at MLP will extend far beyond the site itself and will play a key role in national, regional and local economies given the size, scale and the influence of our market-leading site,” says Searle.

“It also provides a substantial opportunity for MLP tenants, where they seek to run their own business operations on a carbon-neutral mandate.

“The Logos Consortium will develop and finance the construction of the on-board network, with our long-term partnership with Solar Bay ensuring the continued operation of this network.

“This maximizes results for everyone involved – from Solar Bay as operator, to Logos as investment and development manager, to our tenants, with MLP’s economies of scale providing a distinct and leading advantage. market with the amount of renewable energy supplied via a microgrid.

“We look forward to continuing to contribute to the continued innovation in the logistics industry globally.”

Logos said the announcement of Australia’s renewable energy sector will bring environmental benefits and innovation in the future.

“Our partnership with Solar Bay will allow the Logos Consortium to use the latest technologies so that we can more efficiently generate, store, manage and use energy on site at MLP and run all warehouse operations with 100% energy. renewable.”

Solar Bay’s chief investment officer, James Doyle, described the Moorebank Logistics Park as a prime example of convergence between property and energy infrastructure taking shape in Australia and New Zealand.

“A precinct-scale microgrid facilitates the on-site installation of large-scale solar panels and batteries, providing tenants with the ability to access a large amount of renewable electricity that matches the scale of their electrified operations.

“With over 800,000 square meters of possible solar roof, we can also contribute to the decarbonisation of transport and use excess production to produce low-emission fuels such as hydrogen.

“Solar Bay is thrilled to be part of deploying MLP’s renewable infrastructure and seeing it set a strong precedent for what is possible in industrial areas in the future. »

Future stages of the microgrid will use additional solar generation for fast electric truck charging, thermal storage, hydrogen production and supply, and related low-emissions infrastructure.

Logos and its consortium partners, AustralianSuper, Ivanhoé Cambridge and TCorp completed their acquisition of MLP for $1.67 billion on December 15, 2021.

The estimated final value of the logistics park is $4.2 billion once the site is fully developed.

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