Agency by Air project brings drone delivery, Singapore

Pairing Wilhelmsen’s extensive ships agency expertise and robust safety standards, with Airbus’ expertise in aeronautical vertical lift solutions, the Agency by Air project brings shore-to-ship drone delivery to one of the busiest ports in the world, Singapore.

Confident drones will become a game changer in the agency and logistics business in the not too distant future.

With Wilhelmsen Ships Service tasked with setting up the necessary maritime and port operations, gaining the relevant approvals from port authorities and securing maritime customers, Airbus will take care of all the corresponding aviation approvals, and the running and maintenance of the UAS and its control systems.

A command centre and a delivery centre will be set up at the pier to facilitate the deliveries, with an initial delivery range of up to 3 km from the shoreline. A second delivery station will be positioned at an open space in Marina South to extend delivery coverage to more anchorage vessels.