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Rapid Logistics Assessment

Rails

 

 

Final Checklist for Rail Assessment Activities

Done

Comments

1

List and map main rail supply routes and transhipment hubs and update time matrix.

 

2

Establish type, volume, weight of cargo to be transported from where to where

 

3

If applicable contact railway and or commercial operators to initiate transport of goods via rail

 

 

Where can you find information on procurement?

In the LCA, chapter “Railway Assessment”

National railway dedicated website – (if applicable)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_railway_companies

http://log.logcluster.org/response/transport/index.html#rail-transport

Logistics Cluster website

Commercial vendor websites 

From the customers (companies) using railway services

 

Useful tips:

Main users of railway services (private or government companies) will probably give you a good idea about the reliability of the rail system (breakdown, delay etc.)

While the railways can be a cost-effective solution, consider related rules and regulations, procedures and bureaucracy. Procedures for contracting and transporting by rail can be tedious and lengthy. Keep in mind that wagons are in limited supply therefore, advance reservations might be required.

Keep in mind that usually your cargo will be transported along with other cargos, and after loading it might have to wait until the full train is composed.

Depending on the type of wagons used and/or loading facilities in place, different commodities may have different lead-times between the same points of delivery.

If inter-countries rail shipments, consider compatibility of the tracks

 

 

Railway Assessment

From/to (names)

From                                                                                    To:

Station Name:                                                                Station Name:

GPS Waypoint:                                                               GPS Waypoint:

 

Total Distance (kms)

Is the route passable?

Normal travel time (hrs/days)

Current travel time (hrs/days)

Is there an alternate route?

(Please complete a separate road assessment for alternate routes)

 

Yes No

 

 

Yes No via:

Are there any security concerns?

(Where/ what nature)

Yes No   -   If yes please elaborate :

Any restrictions on cargo? E.g.: bulk cargo cannot cross border, etc..

 

What bottlenecks exist?

  1. Location (between x and y/distance from town) e.g.: 23km south of x a bottleneck exists

 

Nature of bottleneck (if any)

Damage to bridge                 Damage to track                 Congestion at border crossing

Obstacle on the railway       O ther:                

What measures are being undertaken and when the rail service will be operational again

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

Is there the possibility/equipment for transhipping to trucks/from trucks at this point? (Complete station section below)

Yes No

  1. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck (if any)

 

Damage to bridge                 Damage to track                 Congestion at border crossing

Other                

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

Is there the possibility/equipment for transhipping to trucks/from trucks at this point? (Complete station section below)

Yes No

Stations

Name:

GPS Waypoint

Distance from End of line:

Distance to destination:

 

Handling equipment - cranes, forklifts etc.)

Handling capacity (MT or wagons per hour)

Storage capacity ( mt / m² / m³) indicate if it is temperature controlled

Connected to other transport

Other comments: little space to manoeuver trucks, congestion, approximate wait times to load/unload.

 

 

 

Road

 

Air

 

Name:

GPS Waypoint

Distance from End of line:

Distance to destination:

 

Handling equipment  cranes, forklifts etc.)

Handling capacity (mt or wagons per hour)

Storage capacity ( mt / m² / m³) indicate if it is temperature controlled

Connected to other transport

Other comments: little space to manoeuver trucks, congestion, approximate wait times to load/unload.

 

 

 

Road

 

Air

 

Name:

GPS Waypoint

Distance from End of line:

Distance to destination:

 

Handling equipment  cranes, forklifts etc.)

Handling capacity (mt or wagons per hour)

Storage capacity ( mt / m² / m³) indicate if it is temperature controlled

Connected to other transport

Other comments: little space to manoeuver trucks, congestion, approximate wait times to load/unload.

 

 

 

Road

Air