Virgin Hyperloop One have released a video of ‘Hyperloop on the Hill’ even Washington DC, where it demonstrated the potential of the high-speed transportation technology to members of the US Congress.
The company visited Congress on June 26, 2019, and as the video shows, was joined by politicians from across the US, all of whom are looking into being the first state to have a hyperloop system in the US.
DP World says its future ports will utilize Hyperloop technology for “synchronized, seamless and intelligent movement of cargo…” @DP_World @HyperloopOne #PTIDaily #Hyperloop #SupplyChainhttps://t.co/rNlx3qQbwP
— Port Technology (PTI) (@PortTechnology) June 11, 2019
Jay Welder, CEO Virgin Hyperloop One said that the company had “already demonstrated that hyperloop works” and that its test facility in Nevada was “real and functioning”.
A brand new Port Technology technical paper looked at the global supply chain
PTI reported on the story at the time and have extensively looked into hyperloop’s potential, particularly in cargo transportation.
Recent interviews with DP World’s CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Virgin Hyperloop’s Head of Communications Ryan Kelly have shown the technology to have the potential to revolutionize world trade.
#Insight A Hyperloop-enabled supply chain could potentially reduce finished goods inventory by 25% and cut required warehouse space by the same margin… #PTIDaily #Hyperloop #GlobalTradehttps://t.co/mxdPqNIkjB
— Port Technology (PTI) (@PortTechnology) June 25, 2019
Hyperloop is land-based transport at the speed of air travel – 600 miles per hour – and can massively cut the time taken to travel across vast regions.
For example, transit time between Chicago and Columbus, usually 8 hours by public transport, could be cut to approximately 41 minutes by hyperloop, as demonstrated by the ‘Hyperloop on the Hill’ event.
This is particularly useful for moving cargo from ports to industrial hinterlands and free zones and its low-emissions output can also open up previously dangerous or inaccessible areas, such as the Arctic.