Proceedings of the first international symposium on underground freight transportation by capsule pipelines & other tube/tunnel systems
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The purpose of this symposium is to bring the key players and stakeholders of capsule pipelines together from around the world not only to share experiences and research findings, but also to plan the future of capsule pipelines, in order to accelerate commercial use of various types of capsule pipelines. The five specific objectives of this Symposium are: 1. Review state-of-the-art and recent developments in the field of capsule pipelines. 2. Share research findings among researchers. 3. Bring stakeholders together to plan for the future of capsule pipelines. 4. Bring attention to the capability of capsule pipelines as an environmentally friendly, new mode of freight transport for the future. 5. Organize a worldwide network (coalition) to promote and accelerate commercial use of capsule pipelines.
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Workshop recommendations -- Opening remarks -- Keynote speech : "selling the underground pipe dream," -- Program -- Short course program -- Individual papers. "Capsule pipeline technologies : current status and potential future use" ; "Recent developments in coal log pipeline technology" ; ''Electrical capsule pipeline system for freight transportation" ; ''The technical & economic feasibility of tube freight transportation systems" ; "Review of past and current research and use of capsule pipelines in Japan" ; "Pneumatic capsule pipelines in japan and future developments" ; "Electromagnetic pipeline transport systems for the phosphate industry" ; "Use of linear induction motors for pumping capsules in pneumatic capsule pipelines (PCP)" ; "Corridor selection in Texas as part of a freight pipeline feasibility study" ; ''Underground freight transport in urban areas" ; "OLS-Schiphol, a pilot study for automated underground freight transport in the Netherlands" ; "The continued potential for pneumatic capsule pipeline systems in North America" ; "Transportation of goods through pipelines-a comprehensive study" ; "Megaships, megaports and landside access problems in the U.S. port industry-an opportunity for freight pipelines" ; "Tube freight system risk assessment" ; "Underground goods distribution in the city of Leiden : the results of a feasibility study" ; "Analysis of pneumatic capsule pipeline systems with bends" -- Luncheon speaker: "The pneumatic mail tubes: New York's hidden highway and its development" -- Panel discussion on need for UFT -- Participants roster.