|10 March 2016|

Maersk Tankers has been testing the suitability of deploying drones for delivering vital packages to its fleet by flying biscuits to a vessel.

“Drones can make savings in both costs and time. There are high costs for on-board delivery of small parcels, filled with urgent spare parts or mail, because of the need for a barge,” Markus Kuhn, supply chain manager at Maersk Tankers.

“We are very early in the process and we need to be sure the technology works safely. It’s often quite challenging to get things on board. So I was a happy man when the test worked out fine.”