Skyports to test cargo drone operations at Jurong Port, Singapore
Vertiport and drone infrastructure developer Skyports are to conduct ship-to-shore cargo drone operations trials at Jurong Port in Singapore.
The trials are part of an agreement between Skyports and Jurong Port to explore the development of ship-to-shore infrastructure and large-scale drone delivery operations in Singapore.
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Over the next year, Skyports and Jurong Port will begin joint studies to determine the feasibility and development of plans for cargo drone delivery operations and related infrastructure at Jurong Port.
The tests will be carried out simultaneously for the duration of the operations at the Port. At the same time, Skyports will lead engagements with relevant public sector organizations, regulators and private entities to further develop essential regulatory frameworks for the deployment of large-scale drone cargo delivery services.
Yun-Yuan Tay, Head of Asia-Pacific, Skyports, said, “Great progress has been made in maritime drone delivery services over the past year, and infrastructure development is the key. critical next step to truly realizing the vast opportunities offered by large-scale drone delivery services.
Mr. Walter Lin, Assistant Vice President of Business Units: General Cargo and Lighters at Jurong Port, said: “Drone delivery technology has demonstrated its ability to improve processes in the maritime industry and the development of its Supporting infrastructure will be crucial to transforming the future of maritime logistics. and shipping.
“As one of the busiest anchorages in the world, Jurong Port is constantly seeking solutions that will benefit the marine and maritime industry. We believe drone delivery technology will play a vital role in the evolution of our next-generation port and are excited to partner with Skyports on a feasibility study for commercial drone deliveries.
Mr. Ng Yi Han, Director of Innovation, Technology and Talent Development at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said: “Drone delivery will lead to faster delivery times and reduced emissions. , and we look forward to supporting our partners as the maritime industry continues to leverage technological innovation to build efficiency and resilience.