Nor-Shipping: WSS to trial in-port drone deliveries
Wilhelmsen Ship Services is to trial package delivery to customer vessels via semi-autonomous drones.
The company, a division of the Oslo-listed Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group said it will test using drones rather than using launches in ports which can cost $1,500 on average. A large scale test is set to start in a major port, the group said
The company sees the potential in utilising drones to send documentation and medical supplies. It also suggests that drones can be used for tank inspections and checking certain stockpile levels to enhance agency work.
Discussing the project for the duration of Nor-Shipping the WSS agency team will be on the Wilhelmsen stand, A1-7 in the Disruptive Sustainability hall.
Nor-Shipping 2017 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 30 May to 2 June 2017.
More detail on thew Wilhelmsen website