Moving Containers at High Speed through a Tube Could Become a Reality at Hamburg Port

first_imgHamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) have established a joint venture aimed at developing a system that would enable transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg.As explained, the goal of the joint venture is to develop and later market a Hyperloop transport system for shipping containers.Initially, plans include the construction of a transfer station for testing purposes at the HHLA terminal in Hamburg and the development of a transport capsule for standard shipping containers.“With the Hyperloop transport system, HHLA is pursuing the goal of developing an additional component of efficient logistic mobility solutions in Germany. As gateway to the future, we want to employ innovative approaches to make a contribution towards relieving the strain on the transport infrastructure in and around the Port of Hamburg and to use the capacities of our terminal facilities in an even more efficient way,” Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board, commented.“Together, we will develop a complete system, that not only concentrates on speed and efficiency, but also takes into account the issues ports face in daily operation,” Dirk Ahlborn, founder and CEO of HTT, said.“Digitisation and technological developments are increasingly changing our day-to-day work. In order for us to remain a leading global logistics hub in the future, we need new ideas and new business models in the logistics environment, as well as infrastructure projects such as the adjustment of the navigation channel of the river Elbe and the expansion of motorways. It is good when we can develop and test such innovations here in Hamburg,” Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, noted.Behind the concept of the Hyperloop is the idea of transporting people and goods at high speed through a tube. With the help of magnetic levitation technology, the transport capsules used in the system will be sent through a tunnel, in which there is a partial air vacuum, at speeds reaching or even exceeding 1000 km/h. A test track for transporting people and goods is currently under construction in Toulouse, France. The first test journeys in Europe are set to take place here next year.last_img read more

Why Lakers’ shut down Brandon Ingram for rest of Vegas Summer League

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers already had considered sitting Ingram at the end of summer-league to preserve their second-year forward. Nonetheless, the Lakers considered it likely Ingram will train and practice with the team during the rest of summer league.Before that, Walton said he “loved what he I saw from Brandon” as he posted a team-leading 26 points on 9-for-17 shooting with three assists, three steals and two blocks n 31 minutes.“I got back to where I played youth basketball and Duke basketball,” Ingram said after Friday’s game. “It was fun being a players’ coach.”Ingram fulfilled that role in various ways.The Lakers designed plays for Ingram as he dominated with his improved footwork and post-up moves. Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball threw what he called “a perfect pass” for an Ingram lob only 20 seconds into Friday’s game. After working on his shooting form with Lakers assistant Brian Keefe, Ingram looked more comfortable with his jumper. Meanwhile, Ingram said he has grown in an unspecified amount of weight and height. With all the comparisons Ingram sparked to Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Ingram joked, “Maybe I’ll grow to KD’s height.”“I told myself I wouldn’t weigh myself until end of the summer,” Ingram said. “I’ve been in the weight room faithfully and I’ve been eating. I don’t think it’s all about what looks on the outside. I feel stronger.”With that, Walton said “it’s good to see him do that against other guys and physical players.” The Lakers also sounded encouraged with the normally stoic Ingram becoming more vocal both in commanding the ball and harping on teammates for mistakes. Lakers second-year center Ivica Zubac joked Ingram is “talking too much” after Ingram chewed him out over a defensive assignment. Ingram added, “I want to get a little bit more out of him. I know what he’s capable of. I want to see him go in there and dominate the basketball.”Meanwhile, Ingram cheered on his teammates as he stood along the baseline at the end of Friday’s game and on the bench during Saturday’s contest.“He realizes this is his team out here this summer. I’m hoping that’s going to transfer into our team,” said Lakers assistant Jud Buechler, who is the Lakers’ summer-league coach. “He’s ready for that next step in leadership. Leadership is a lot of different things. Guys have to respect you about your work ethic. I think he has that. He has to get on the court and earn that on the court.”The Lakers believe that has already happened.“It’s just his work ethic, really,” Walton said. “When you work as hard as he does and has the talent he has, eventually he’ll figure it out.” LAS VEGAS >> In a city that has thrived on tourists making questionable decisions, the Lakers decided it was not worth the gamble on compromising a significant long-term investment.The Lakers formally shut down second-year forward Brandon Ingram for the remainder of Las Vegas Summer League, including Saturday’s game against the Celtics at Thomas & Mack Center. Ingram had suffered a camp in his right leg near the end of Friday’s summer-league opening loss to the Clippers, about a week after spraining his right ankle.Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson told Ingram and the Lakers’ coaching staff from his courtside seat that Ingram would have to miss the subsequent overtime period.“He was arguing his case that he wants to play,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He says he feels great. Just trying to protect himself.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more