Now that Hyperloop has proven that it can carry human passengers safely, I am sure it is good for moving cargo too. Speaking of Hyperloop for cargo, HyperloopTT – one of the few companies taking on the development of this mass transportation system of the future – has just won the prestigious ‘iF Design Award’ for ‘Professional Concept’ for its sustainable cargo transportation system called HyperPort.
I am a layman but it is not hard to see why these guys snag the award. Seriously, just look what these guys have proposed:
HyperPort aims to increase capacity and efficiency for cargo and freight while reducing pollution and congestion at ports around the world. It consists of the design of an electric-powered cargo transportation system, autonomous electric trucks, and hyperloop capsules.
HyperPort is being developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and design and innovation consultancy, Mormedi.
With HyperPort, it may be possible to move ports inland and free up valuable waterfront spaces for other developments. HyperloopTT envisioned a single line system, the HyperPort will be able to transport 2,800 units of containers a day at a mind-bending speed of 600 km/h (373 mph).
All images courtesy of HyperloopTT.