Air Cargo Management

EPG and Dronamics reach ‘milestone’ in autonomous cargo drone transportation

EPG and Dronamics reach ‘milestone’ in autonomous cargo drone transportation
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Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline and a leading innovator in cargo drone technology, will partner with Emirates Post Group (EPG) to explore transformative solutions in logistics through advanced cargo drone capabilities in the UAE.

The two companies signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) during the official launch of the Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industry (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi, marking the beginning of a dynamic collaboration set to redefine cargo drone delivery in the UAE.

SAVI is set to become a globally leading smart and autonomous vehicle hub, with dominance across air, land, and sea, attracting relevant OEMs, start-ups, researchers, and talent.

In a joint press release, that two companies state that, under the terms of the LoI, EPG will explore and trial Dronamics’ cargo drone service to enable same-day middle-mile and long-range deliveries.

Both organisations state they will collaborate towards developing a comprehensive cargo drone delivery network in the UAE and GCC.

Once successfully piloted, EPG intends to integrate this innovative technology into its logistics network and enable access of the technology to the wider logistics industry.

Furthermore, EPG states that it intends to be a launch partner of the future Dronamics UAE Joint Venture to support the expansion of their cargo drone operations in the region.

Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, group chief executive of EPG, said: “With a shared vision of reshaping the future of the logistics sector, EPG and Dronamics are dedicated to enhancing cargo delivery speed, sustainability, and efficiency by deploying state-of-the-art drone technology.

“This partnership represents a significant milestone in the advancement of autonomous cargo drone transportation.”

Dronamics has successfully conducted tests of its cutting-edge drones, validating their potential to serve various industries.

The company states that its vertical integration, encompassing drone aircraft design, construction, operation, and the creation of Droneports, positions it as a formidable force capable of revolutionising the same-day logistics sector.

Svilen Rangelov, chief executive and co-founder of Dronamics, said: “Partnering with Emirates Post Group provides us with the exciting opportunity to work on our expansion to the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates in particular.

“Through this agreement we will look to implementing our unique middle-mile cargo drone technology on the UAE market in service of EPG, its customers and its universal service mandate – an important step to achieving our vision of enabling same-day delivery for everyone everywhere.”

As part of this LoI, EPG will enable Dronamics, through its postal and express business managed by Emirates Post, to conduct Proof-of-Concept (PoC) flights in the UAE with at least one drone aircraft by 2024.

The partnership with Dronamics will support EPG’s efforts in enabling the overall delivery supply chain of logistics operations in the UAE.

In the joint press release, the two companies state that the collaboration is aligned with the UAE’s steadfast commitment to fostering the development of drone and autonomous technologies, and that it exemplifies a dedication to driving innovation within the logistics sector while promoting a sustainable future.

The press release continues to explain that the inauguration of SAVI in Abu Dhabi serves as a powerful testament to the nation’s commitment, echoing global initiatives aimed at significantly reducing emissions and advancing the world towards a more sustainable tomorrow.

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