ST Engineering, Sumitomo Corp. and Skyports set up a consortium to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) services to deliver parcels from shore to ship in Singapore, home to one of the world’s largest ports
Each member of the consortium will use its respective operational and technological capabilities to expand the use of UAS to deliver maritime essentials to anchored vessels. During the nine-month pilot program, the consortium will attract key customers for the UAV’s maritime supplies in order to create a delivery network capable of carrying parcels weighing 10kg.
ST Engineering will provide UAS technology through its end-to-end DroNet solution. Skyports in conjunction with ST Engineering will conduct flights out of line of sight (BVLOS). Sumitomo Corporation will support market entry, including its own fleet of vessels.
As a participant in unmanned systems in Singapore, ST Engineering is testing and developing stand-alone solutions to ensure BVLOS UAS operations for shore-to-ship delivery in close collaboration with regulators and industry partners.
Thanks to financial support from the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS), the group has completed the initial development of the UAS to deliver parcels from shore to ship based on the DroNet solution.
Compared to the traditional form of boat delivery, ALS operations can significantly reduce response time and speed up delivery turnover from shore to ship, in addition to reducing logistics costs. Replacing the delivery of boats with UAS services also helps reduce carbon emissions and contribute to the overall efforts of the maritime industry for sustainable work.
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