Dronamics signs LOI with Emirates Post Group

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Emirates Post Group (EPG) and cargo drone airline Dronamics have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore the use of cargo drones in the UAE.

Under the terms of this LOI, EPG will explore and trial Dronamics’ cargo drone service to enable same-day middle-mile and long-range deliveries.

Both organisations will collaborate towards developing a cargo drone delivery network in the UAE and GCC.

Once successfully piloted, EPG intends to integrate the technology used in the partnership into its logistics network and enable access of the technology to the wider logistics industry.

In addition, EPG intends to be a launch partner of the future Dronamics UAE joint venture to support the expansion of their cargo drone operations in the region.

As part of this LoI, Emirates Post Group will enable Dronamics, through its postal and express business managed by Emirates Post, to conduct Proof-of-Concept (POC) flights in the UAE with at least one drone aircraft by 2024.

Svilen Rangelov, chief executive and co-founder of Dronamics, said: “Partnering with Emirates Post Group provides us with the exciting opportunity to work on our expansion to the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates in particular.

“Through this agreement we will look to implement our unique middle-mile cargo drone technology on the UAE market in service of EPG, its customers and its universal service mandate – an important step to achieving our vision of enabling same-day delivery for everyone everywhere.”

Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, group chief executive of Emirates Post Group, said: “With a shared vision of reshaping the future of the logistics sector, EPG and Dronamics are dedicated to enhancing cargo delivery speed, sustainability, and efficiency by deploying state-of-the-art drone technology.

“This partnership represents a significant milestone in the advancement of autonomous cargo drone transportation.”

The LOI was signed during the official launch of the Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industry (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]