Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) will present a virtual demonstration of their HyperPort technology, which it says will offer a sustainable solution for seaport-hinterland traffic, at the ITS World Congress.
In a statement, HHLA said HyperPort will serve as a model for the transport of containers in seaport-hinterland traffic using Hyperloop technology.
The technical concept behind the idea was developed by the companies over the past two and a half years.
The goal is to increase the capacity and efficiency of container terminals while reducing the environmental footprint and congestion at ports worldwide.
HyperloopTT and HHLA entered into a cooperative agreement at the end of 2018. Their first step was to develop a design study based on their technical concept for the HyperPort.
It was developed based on current industry standards and is a plug-and-play solution for port operators. The concept makes it possible to transport containerised goods at high speed over hundreds of kilometres.
The system can reliably, efficiently and safely move up to 2,800 containers a day in a closed operating environment, without traffic or environmental influences.
The individual HyperPort transport capsules provide room for two 20-foot or one 40- or 45-foot standard or high cube container.
Andres De Leon, CEO of HyperloopTT, said, “Using the same underlying technology as our passenger systems, the HyperPort can future-proof supply chains and simultaneously relieve the burden on port regions.
“Our work with world-leading firms to move this technology forward is a significant revenue opportunity for port operators all around the world.”
Gerlinde John, Project Manager HyperPort, HHLA, also commented, “The Hyperloop technology is suitable of taking the transport of goods to a new level.
“With the HyperPort concept, we are developing an alternative solution to existing transport systems for the goods transport of the future in a fast-growing global market.”