Because of U.S. and foreign patents acquired by Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems, Ltd. the enormous amounts of funding required for the development of marine terminals, roadways and intermodal rail corridors, as now envisioned, is no longer necessary. Our patented storage and retrieval systems will solve all existing problems for a fraction of anticipated costs, and will utilize less than one-tenth the space currently being used by existing container yards. This feature alone will free up considerable amounts of valuable acreage for redevelopment which will generate extra tax revenues for burdened communities. This low-cost solution makes it possible to store, retrieve and deliver, instantly and systematically, every container, no matter how quickly these containers are offloaded. An entire complex can be erected within months and would become operational while still under construction.
Under present conditions, truckers are being hampered by traffic logjams and lengthy waiting periods, and these conditions, producing strikes, slowdowns and driver shortages, have been described as a “national crisis” by traffic analysts. It is admittedly impossible for container yards, structured as they are, to devise ways to deal with congestion in and around terminals in order to eliminate this most troublesome shortcoming, but the built-in space-creating features of our patented systems have enabled our designers to perfect a new and rapid method of product delivery. Because large tracts of valuable acreage will be made available by our retrofitted space-saving systems, our delivery system, emanating from staging areas within these facilities and requiring no gates, will bring an end to traffic tieups and waiting lines. This new delivery system will eliminate once and for all the threats of driver shortages resulting from lost wages caused by long waiting lines, and with the termination of this threatened national crisis, every stumbling block to efficient, inexpensive and secure intermodal transportation will be removed.