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Skyports and Jurong Port sign MOU to develop Singapore’s maritime drone delivery infrastructure

Skyports, the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure developer and drone delivery services operator, and Jurong Port, the operator of Singapore’s only multi-purpose cargo port, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the development of ship-to-shore infrastructure at Jurong Port.

“The MoU is a significant milestone for the development of large-scale drone delivery operations in Singapore” says the Skyports press release, “and expands on Skyports’ ongoing work in the country’s bustling maritime sector. The MoU will draw on Skyports’ global experience of building take-off and landing infrastructure for cargo drone deliveries to explore how drone delivery technology can be integrated into the existing logistics and cargo operations of Singapore’s Jurong Port.”

The company reports “Over the next year, Skyports and Jurong Port will commence joint studies to determine the feasibility and development of plans for cargo drone delivery operations and related infrastructure at Jurong Port. The trials will be carried out simultaneously with ongoing port operations. At the same time, Skyports will lead in the engagements with relevant public sector organisations, regulators, and private entities to further the development of critical regulatory frameworks for the deployment of large-scale cargo drone delivery services.”

Jurong Port the press release continues “is a provider of multipurpose port services, having served Singapore for more than 50 years as the main point of entry. The company handles bulk, break-bulk and containerised cargo, and manages tens of thousands of vessel-calls annually in Singapore’s sole multi-purpose port.”

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