Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has announced it will work with US research and development company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to develop an innovative transport solution for shipping containers.
No further details have yet been given on the proposed solution but both parties are due to give an update on December 5 2018.
It will be the latest in a series of supply chain initiatives from HHLA. On October 1 it announced a collaboration with MAN to launch the ‘Hamburg TruckPilot’, a project to test autonomous trucks.
Hyperloop brings airplane speeds to ground level transportation. Cargo capsules hover through a network of low-pressure tubes which can transform travel time from hours to minutes.
HTT announced in October 2018 that it had built the world’s first Hyperloop passenger capsule. It did so by developing vibranium, which it calls the “safest material on Earth” because it senses safety and measures integrity.
PTI will report on any update to the HHLA-HTT partnership as soon as more information is disclosed.