Underwater cargo hyperloop

Hyperloop proposes using magnetized tracks to move goods friction-free through a vacuum-sealed tunnel. The speeds in these systems are aiming to reach 1,000 kilometers per hour.[1,2,3] Hyperloop runs on electricity, and when powered by renewable energy, will contribute to advancing the decarbonization of transport.[2]

Hyperloop bypasses the loading-unloading bottlenecks at ports and airports by transitioning to  a ready-go queue.[4] Currently, hyperloops are being developed on land for passengers, but constructing tunnels in the sea faces the potential challenges of leaking and vacuum stability.[5]

When will an underwater hyperloop be used to transport cargo?

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[1] Shepardson, D., (2019), Virgin Hyperloop seeks backing to build U.S. certification center, Reuters
[2] The Maritime Executive, (2019), MARIN Tests Underwater Hyperloop Tunnel, The Maritime Executive
[3] Safety4Sea, (2018), New hyperloop cargo systems to enable faster shipments
[4] Muoio, D., (2016), Hyperloop One is designing a high-speed way to travel underwater
[5] Peters, A., (2016), Imagine A Hyperloop That Uses Underwater Tunnels To Replace Cargo Ships
More information:
Baskas, H., (2019), A hyperloop may change how and why we travel, CNBC
Moynihan, R., Rhrhardt, A., (2019), A Dutch startup has made Europe's first functioning Hyperloop system, six years after Elon Musk hinted that he wanted to do the same, Business Insider
Browne, R.,(2019),Meet the man trying to make Elon Musk’s hyperloop dream a reality in Europe, CNBC
Garrigou, A.,The Beam, (2017),Carl Brockmeyer: “Renewable energy is key for the Hyperloop business model.”, Clean Technica
Manufacturing Talk Radio, (2019), Hyperloop One Continues To Impress: New Proposal For Underwater Hyperloop, mfgtalkradio
Foote, K. D., (2018), The Hyperloop, Alternative Energy
Tylor, C., Hyde, D., Barr, L. C. , (2016), Hyperloop commercial Feasibility Analsysis: High level Overview, National Transportation Library
Hawkins, A., (2016), Hyperloop One says it can connect Helsinki to Stockholm in under 30 minutes, The Verge


By Matthew J. Spaniol