After hosting the Hyperloop designing contest last September, which was participated by 100 teams from all over the globe, Dubai is now being studied to be the first ever commercial station of Hyperloop.
Partnered with DP World, the company plans to conduct a feasibility study on building a route for Port Jebel Ali. In assessing the use of high-speed Hyperloop tubes to ferry cargo from ships straight to a separate container depot. A successful study would allow the operators to free up space at Jebel Ali. The space can then be used for more profitable applications.
According to company CEO and ex-Cisco president Rob Lloyd, Dubai's potential is attributed to its having "the infrastructure, regulatory movement and kind of capital in place needed" to make it happen.
Should the feasibility study pan out, Dubai would be the first stop on our much-awaited Hyperloop transport system.