Of DP World, Cargospeed and Virgin Hyperloop One agreed on the construction of fast capsules Hyperloop to transport goods.
It is assumed that the speed of the new capsules will exceed 600 miles per hour, or 966 km/h, according to the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference for a New time.
Freight transportation system using capsules Hyperloop needs to reduce delivery time and transportation cost of goods from the port of Dubai to other cities. Representatives of DP World Cargospeed claim that they will be able to “deliver the goods with the airspeed at a price slightly above road freight”.
The representative of the Virgin Hyperloop One Rob Lloyd has calculated that a four-day trip by truck can be reduced to 16 hours. While the cost is estimated to be 50% higher than the transit of trucks, Cargospeed believes that it may be more than five times cheaper than air transportation.
According to the statements of Virgin Hyperloop One truck routes will be developed along with the passenger. This means that the first operating system can start to operate in 2025. The new cargo capsule will be adapted to the cargo and not for people.
One of the leaders of Virgin Hyperloop One also said that in the coming weeks is expected to specific agreement with the roads & transport authority (RTA) in respect of the route for passenger transport.
Hyperloop is a project of vacuum trains proposed in the 2012-2013 American venture capitalist Elon Musk. It is expected that the compounds will move in a sealed tube, from which pumped out almost all the air with a speed of up to 1220 km/h. Now the project is not implemented. The greatest activity in his life show the Virgin Hyperloop and One HTT.