Tuesday, May 14, 2024

New HyperPort offers port cargo transport at transonic speeds

An American research and development company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT), has revealed HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide.

The system, developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburg Hafen und Logistik AG, is now going into certification design review. The company says the next step will be a VR demonstration that will be presented at ITS World Congress in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021.

The technology should serve as a model for shipping containers in sea and inland waterways using Hyperloop technology. None of this will show much in the way of tangible progress when it comes to HyperloopTT’s capsule transport system, but it does give a glimpse of how Hyperloop can disrupt entire industries.

New HyperPort offers port cargo transport at transonic speeds
An artist’s impression of the HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo solution for port operators. Credit: HyperloopTT

The HyperPort system is a plug-n-play solution that will allow port operators to transport containerized cargo hundreds of kilometers in minutes. The system will be able to reliably, efficiently, and safely move up to 2800 containers per day in an enclosed operating environment, which will reduce the impact on the environment. An individual HyperPort capsule can sustainably transport two 20-foot standard or high cube containers or one 40- or 45-foot container at airplane speeds and freight costs.

The HyperPort freight capsule, designed by the award-winning firm Mormedi, is highlighted in the newly released video. HyperloopTT says that “HyperPort capsule, infrastructure, and system components are undergoing optimization in preparation for commercial deployment.”

Using the same underlying technology as our passenger systems, the HyperPort can future-proof supply chains while returning valuable seaside real estate back to surrounding communities,” said Andres De Leon, CEO of HyperloopTT.

The hyperloop technology is suitable for taking the transport of goods to a new level. With the HyperPortTM concept, we are developing an alternative solution to existing transport systems for the goods transport of the future for a fast-growing global market,” said Gerlinde John, Project Manager HyperPort at HHLA.

Meanwhile, it should be recalled that Virgin Hyperloop announced passenger transport at a speed of 1,200 km/h by 2030.