Maersk Tests Drone Delivery to Cargo Ship
Maersk Tankers is testing delivery to vessels on drones that have been certified for explosive environments, meaning that with a tanker the drones cannot create any spark even if they were to crash. The use of drones is cost-effective as there can be high costs for on-board delivery of small parcels, filled with urgent spare parts or mail. Costs for a barge are on average $1,000 and can be higher. Drone use with the current payload could bring potential savings of $3,000-$9,000 per vessel per year.