• 2016 September 2 17:44

    “Summa” Group presents a preliminary Hyperloop feasibility study for Hunchun – Zarubino line

    Bill Shor, the Managing Director of Caspian Venture Capital, and Dr Casey Handmer, Hyperloop One Levitation Engineer, at the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence ofMaksim Sokolov, the Minister of Transport of Russia, presented a study of using Hyperloop to connect Hunchun Transport and Logistics Center (China) and the planned Big Zarubino Port (Russia).

    The study was commissioned by Caspian VC and Hyperloop One. It was carried out by Russian MosgortransNIIproekt Institute.

    The study confirmed that the Hyperloop can be used to transport cargo on the Hunchun – Zarubino Line. Engineers have produced a detailed route of the Hyperloop line taking into consideration both the technology and the terrain, they have also proposed the first technological solutions for the pillars of the future tube.

    The preliminary estimate for the CAPEX of the project is $1.5–2.1 b.

    The length of the tube is almost 65 kilometers (40.4 miles). Average speed reachable on the line is 875 kilometers an hour (544 miles an hour).

    It is estimated that on Year 5 after the project starts operation the line will be capable of carrying 18.9m metric tons of grain and 1.3m TEUs of various goods. The line’s maximum capacity is 50m metric tons in one direction.

    As a part of the study, a road map for the project was created. It is planned that it will take at least 4 years to launch the Hunchun – Zarubino line, including 3 years needed to analyze and update the regulatory framework as well as to prepare a detailed feasibility study of the project.

    ”We are excited that the technological promise of Hyperloop has been matched by such enthusiasm by China and Russia, nations which both understand the value of serious infrastructure investment and development,” said Dr Casey Handmer, Hyperloop One Levitation Engineer. “Russia and China share the Eurasian steppe, a transportation route as old as history. What ancient caravans took years to cross Hyperloop can cover in mere hours, tying together the rapidly growing economies that surround the great continent.” 

    The Hyperloop technology incorporates reduced-pressure ( air pressure 1/1000 of normal) tubes in which pressurized capsules move efficiently at extremely high speed in the low friction environment. The diameter of the pipe is 6.8 meters (19.7 feet). Capsule is roughly 21 meter (69 feet) long and can carry 2 TEUs. The loading, movement, and unloading of the capsule is automated, on demand, and point to point. The total capacity of a loaded capsule is roughly 30 metric tons.

    “Summa” Group expects to launch the Big Port Zarubino in Troitsy Bay, 18 km from the border with China. The cargo base should be formed largely by Chinese goods, including goods travelling from the northeastern to southern provinces of China. Also, the port will handle Russian export grain. The port will include grain, container and bunkering terminals. The projects also implies large-scale modernization of transport and power infrastructure between Hunchun (China) and Zarubino (Russia). Total investments into the project could reach $2.6-3 billion. 

    Caspian VC Partners creates successful long-term relationships by investing their capital, time and strategic expertise into portfolio companies in the global technology sector. Caspian VC Partners backs outstanding entrepreneurs, their teams and their vision. Its portfolio includes such companies as Uber, Uber China, Hyperloop One, Diamond Foundry and ASAPP.

    Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop, an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Our team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel.




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18:04 Port of Southampton welcomes growing numbers of 'green' vessels
17:43 ASCO ships continue to work on Absheron gas condensate field
17:13 HII successfully completes builder’s trials for LHA 7
17:09 Arrival of bridges for Theemswegtracé, Port of Rotterdam
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16:30 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:29 SGRE conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date: 1.7 GW from Ørsted and Eversource
16:06 Zvezda to save RUB 200 million with its innovating welding technology
15:35 SUR recommends seafarers avoid employment on ships bound for Middle East
15:14 Siemens Gamesa will supply the SG 4.5-145 for its first nearshore project in Vietnam
14:07 Marine Recruiting Agency took part in event dedicated to compliance with labour legislation
13:43 LUKOIL produces over 15 million tons of oil at Vladimir Filanovsky field
13:20 ACO Marine completes the installation and commissioning of a Clarimar MF-10 wastewater treatment plant
12:56 Ferry Tõll reconstruction into hybrid ship
12:24 Muscat, Oman to host 2nd Gas & LNG Middle East Summit on 2-3 December 2019
12:00 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Indian Subcontinent & Pakistan to North Europe
11:58 GTT receives two new orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
11:40 Barcelona to host European LNG Infrastructure Development Summit on 21-21 October 2019
11:22 Rotterdam to host 4th International Green & Smart Shipping Summit on 8-9 October 2019
10:58 Pella launched lead medium refrigerator trawler SKORPION of project 1701
10:25 RS: follow-up to the conference on the rules for fishing vessels
09:57 AEC at the 8th Symposium on The Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
09:34 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,191 points
09:33 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 23
09:19 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.28
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2019 July 22

18:06 Dorset’s Intermarine UK lands steel fabrication deal to increase capacity at Portland Port
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17:48 MS VASCO DA GAMA welcomed at Ostseekai for maiden call
17:19 Port of Kiel welcomed cruise ship “Marella Explorer”
16:55 ‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton
16:29 Damen to prepare Stad Amsterdam for ‘green ambassador’ role
15:47 Akademik Pashin tanker arrived at the port of Murmansk
15:14 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 8.1% to 9.06 million TEUs in Jan-June’2019
14:51 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-June’2019 climbed by 0.6% to 315.17 million tonnes
14:28 JAXPORT sets container and auto records through first three quarters of fiscal year 2019
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13:29 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-June’2019 fell by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 23.7 million tonnes
12:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 17,248 in RF spot market
12:32 London to host 19th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit on November 27-28
12:10 Turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic project
11:55 Hamburg to host ACI’s Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 on October 9-10
11:24 NOVATEK closes Arctic LNG 2 transaction
11:10 APM Terminals Maasvlakte II increases rail service to major inland logistics hub
11:04 Seadrill secures contract for the West Polaris in Southern Asia
10:30 ASCO ships continue working on Absheron gas condensate field
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09:55 International Finance Corporation visited NIBULON’s facilities
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08:00 SCANEX Group offers video presentation of geoinformation services for maritime industry
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2019 July 21

16:31 USCG begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
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14:37 Major milestone met on Moray East Offshore Windfarm project
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