DP World is exploring the possibility of using Hyperloop technology at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Los-Angeles-based Hyperloop One, with an initial focus on moving containers from ships docked at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port via the Hyperloop tube to an inland container depot in Dubai that is 29km away from the port.
“By embracing high-speed containers transportation technology, DP World once again heads other port operators around the world. The project will be a game changer in the future of transportation industry globally,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Group chairman and chief executive.
The announcement comes as Dubai Future Foundation said it would hold an international competition to design a Hyperloop project allowing people to travel between Dubai and Fujairah in less than 10 minutes.
So far more than 100 participants have enrolled under teams from various engineering and scientific international enterprises.
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