Drone delivery of Cash to Master completed in Singapore

The bulk carrier Nord Magellan has received the first drone delivery of Cash to Master (CTM) completed by S5 Agency World in Singapore, working in collaboration with technology provider Skyports Drone Services.

Compared to traditional methods of transportation, the company says that CO2 emissions are significantly reduced using drone delivery services, which can be completed in around 15 minutes, while also minimising in port time for the ship.

The new approach also improves safety by removing the need for agents to board vessels and eliminating the risks associated with such operations.

“This innovative delivery approach shows how we can transform the operational landscape of port agency, but identifying new ways to conduct operations that reduce time, save costs and minimise emissions while vessels are in port,” said Mak Sin Cherng, S5 Agency World’s Global Sales Manager.

“S5 is committed to delivering a new operating model for port services that embraces environmental, social and governance practices and, by creating more sustainable port calls, contributes to the maritime industry’s drive towards a cleaner future.”

“As part of our sustainability goals, we are actively working towards reducing our overall emissions by 40% by 2025 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”

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