HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort

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

Developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the system will now go into certification design review. The next step for HyperPort will be a VR demonstrator to be exclusively presented at ITS World Congress, the largest mobility exhibition in the world, which takes place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021. 

Engineered to current industry standards, the HyperPort system is a plug-n-play solution for port operators capable of transporting containerised cargo hundreds of kilometers in minutes. The system can move 2,800 containers a day in an enclosed operating environment that eliminates at-grade crossings to increase reliability, efficiency and worker safety. HyperPort capsules can sustainably transport two 20-foot standard or high cube containers or one 40- or 45-foot container at airplane speeds.

The HyperPort freight capsule, designed by the award-winning firm Mormedi, is highlighted in the newly released video which provides a world’s first look at the transformative potential of a new form of balanced logistics. The pre-commercialization ready technology, developed in collaboration with HHLA and engineering-firm CT Ingenieros, represents over 20,000 detailed engineering hours including conception, analytical models, calculations, trade-off studies, 3D models, overall design optimizations and integrations. HyperPort capsule, infrastructure and system components are undergoing optimisation 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. “Our work with world-leading firms to move this technology forward is a significant revenue opportunity for port operators all around the world.” 

“At HHLA, we know that to prepare for the future you must innovate,” said Gerlinde John, Project Manager HyperPort at HHLA. “The hyperloop technology is suitable for 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 for a fast-growing global market.” 

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