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  • Hyperloop technology to test next year

    BONN/AMSTERDAM: October 19, 2016. DHL is supporting the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) bid to win Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition. While neither SpaceX nor Elon Musk say they are interested in developing a commercial Hyperloop, SpaceX is constructing a test track next to its Hawthorne, California headquarters where students and independent engineering teams will demonstrate their human-scale pods during a competition weekend in January next year. The Hyperloop competition is prompted by Musk's idea to transport people and goods between high traffic city pairs that are 350 to 900 miles apart at high subsonic speeds through tubes Read More
  • Seatrade chooses Maersk reefer

    TINGLEV, Denmark: October 19, 2016. Maersk Container Industry (MCI), part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, has won an order for 4,000 reefers worth US$55 million from Seatrade, the specialist perishables carrier, for delivery by December 2016. Given the volume of fruit and vegetable exports from South America, some of the new MCI 'Star Cool' boxes will be delivered from the company's new factory in San Antonio, Chile with the balance produced at its plant in Qingdao, China. MCI said Seatrade live-tested every reefer supplier with chilled banana loads from Ecuador to Germany before deciding on the Star Cool option due Read More
  • DP World makes major Hyperloop investment

    DUBAI: October 14, 2016. DP World has become a "significant investor" and Board member of transport technology company Hyperloop One following a reported US$50 million deal for continued research and development. In August DP World signed an MoU with the Los Angeles-based company to analyze the value of using Hyperloop systems to move containers from Jebel Ali Port to a new inland container depot in Dubai. Hyperloop uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low-pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. Read More
  • Logistics key to Haiti response

    DUBAI/MEMPHIS: October 14, 2016. The UAE has delivered 90 tonnes of aid to Haiti on a 747-400 freighter owned by the Ruler of Dubai in response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. The shipment was organized by the UAE's International Humanitarian City (IHC) and included supplies from the U.N. Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai on behalf of Save the Children, Handicap International, World Vision International, Catholic Relief Services, USAID and Lutheran World Relief. According to the U.N., which has launched a US$120 million aid appeal, the Category 4 storm killed 546 people with 128 still missing, injured 438, Read More
  • Drone deliveries begin in Rwanda

    KIGALI, Rwanda: October 14, 2016. The Rwandan government has begun using drones to make up to 150 emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to 21 transfusing facilities in the western half of the country. The 15 drones - called 'Zips' - are built and operated by Zipline, a California-based robotics company, and are designed to deliver vaccines when roads become washed out during Rwanda's lengthy rainy season. While the service initially will focus on blood, an international partnership between Zipline, UPS and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will soon expand the types of medicines that can be delivered. Rwanda plans to expand Read More
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hyperloop-technology-to-test-next-yearBONN/AMSTERDAM: October 19, 2016. DHL is supporting the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) bid to win Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod...
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