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Port of Hamburg plans Hyperloop container transport

Date: 27/11/2018

Hamburg - Containers that rush with almost 1,200 kilometers per hour through a tube system in the port of Hamburg - with electricity from solar plants. It is only a vision, as reported by the Hamburger Abendblatt, though negotiations are currently under way between the Port of Hamburg and Logistik AG (HHLA) and the Californian company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Accordingly, a letter of intent has already been signed. Construction could begin over the next two to three years.

The so-called Hyperloop consists of a tube system, in which there is almost a vacuum - thus there is virtually no air resistance. Up to 4,100 containers per day could reach Hamburg’s hinterland within seconds and would only have to be loaded onto trucks there. A large part of the truck journeys to the port of Hamburg would become superfluous.

The Hyperloop is a creation of Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla. Musk’s main aim is to revolutionize passenger transport. Prior to HHLA, Lufthansa had already shown interest in the Hyperloop. Apparently, there are considerations to replace inner-German routes through the tube system. A first prototype of the Hyperloop is currently being built in Toulouse.

Source: The Meditelegraph

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