WATCH: How Hyperloop Can Change the World
DP World has released a video demonstrating exactly how Hyperloop, the super-fast rail network which could potentially revolutionize cargo and passenger transportation, works and how it could fundamentally change trade and society.
John Miles, Professor of Transitional Energy Studies at the University of Cambridge, describes Hyperloop as “land transport at the speed of aircraft”.
Its proponents estimate that it could travel at 600 miles per hour and could drastically reduce the travel time between major cities.
PTI reported in February 2018 that a proposed DP World-Virgin Hyperloop One network between the Indian port of Mumbai and industrial city of Pune from more than three hours to 25 minutes.
In recent interviews with PTI, DP World’s Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Virgin Hyperloop One’s Head of Marketing Ryan Kelly hailed its potential, particularly to connect cities and industries across massive distances.
The secret to Hyperloop’s speed is in its magnetic technology, which makes for a frictionless high-speed journey, an innovation that could see huge benefits across the world.
“There are a lot of people who think this will never come to fruition,” says Miles.
“But I am sure there were many people who said man would never fly, ride on the railways or dig canals but we did all those things.
“Hyperloop represents a step change and as big a change as the railways when they superseded the canals.”
DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One formed DP World CargoSpeed to research and utilize Hyperloop technology in the transportation of freight.
DP World says its future ports will utilize Hyperloop technology for “synchronized, seamless and intelligent movement of cargo.”