Would you like to know how food from a farm in Ecuador ends up on your plate? Or how a set of items moves from one place in the world to another?
The concept of trade and freight may seem far removed from our daily lives, but the truth is that we are all inextricably linked to it. It's about the things we want, need and use, and sometimes they come to us from another country or place. So they have to be moved or transported and made available to the last mile, which is usually to your home. How this process works is what makes the world of trade and freight so complex and interesting.
DP World's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai helps visitors understand this complex process in a simple, lively and interactive way, and no matter how old you are, its aim is to help you discover the latest technologies that make it possible to move things around the world ever more quickly.
Through the use of cutting-edge technology, including augmented and virtual reality, visitors will be able to see the real-time movement of goods around the world, and learn how global trade happens and its impact on every aspect of everyone's life every day.
As the official Premier Global Trade Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, DP World's role is to ensure the smooth and steady flow of everything the Expo needs, from the Al Wasl Dome to the raw materials needed for construction. At the heart of this arrangement is the DP World pavilion, one of the largest at the Expo, the first image of which was revealed earlier this month. The pavilion, which is built around the concept of "Making Trade Flow," is being developed in line with the Expo 2020 sub-themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability,
The pavilion will become a permanent part of Dubai's Expo 2020 legacy, enhancing the emirate's reputation as a knowledge economy. It will benefit future generations long after the event is over by introducing young minds to career opportunities in logistics and commerce, as well as an insight into their vital role in keeping the world moving.
The pavilion features many groundbreaking technologies. "One of them will be DP World Cargospeed, the Hyperloop-powered technology that will allow us to transport goods at phenomenal speeds. For comparison, Cargospeed will take just over an hour to get from Paris to Rome, compared to two hours by plane. The other major initiative is BoxBay, the high-rise container storage system that will revolutionize global supply chains. BoxBay will allow ports to increase their container storage capacity by up to 200%, and dramatically increase the efficiency of container sorting and recovery.
The pavilion also aims to open up the world of trade and logistics to high school students to broaden their horizons on career choices.