HyperloopTT and Mormedi reveal a sustainable freight transportation system
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and Mormedi, the design and innovation company, today unveiled the design of an electric-powered cargo transportation system, autonomous electric trucks and hyperloop capsules created to revolutionize the freight transport industry.
Engineered to current industry standards, the HyperPort system is a plug-n-play solution for port operators capable of transporting containerized 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.
“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.”
Redefining freight transport
Mormedi designed the cargo capsule to meet the demanding technical and engineering requirements for high-speed freight transport between cities through HyperloopTT’s low-pressure tubes. The company also worked on a concept for ports to create a solution that reduces the vast amount of space occupied by containers in ports. Transporting cargo via HyperloopTT will increase the frequency by which containers can be released from ports and sent to their destinations. This way cities will both liberate useful urban space and reduce air pollution from port-related cargo movement.
Jaime Moreno, founder and CEO of Mormedi, said, “We are proud to be a member of this cutting-edge mobility collective. Our team of designers and engineers has worked hard to achieve an innovative and feasible design for the cargo capsule that will travel in the Hyperloop tube. By looking at the challenge of freight transport from a systems perspective, we have been able to design a concept for the autonomous integrated hyperloop ports that illustrates how cargo can be transported in a more sustainable and efficient way.”
HyperloopTT has created a joint venture company with the Port of Hamburg terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA) to focus on using hyperloop technology for port and inland shipping container operations. The project will initially focus on the construction of a transfer station for testing purposes, as well as a 300 feet cargo route along with a special freight capsule and loading dock (watch video).