Emirates Post Group (EPG) and cargo drone developer Dronamics have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to explore advanced cargo drone deliveries 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 organizations will collaborate on the development of a comprehensive cargo drone delivery network in the UAE and GCC. Once successfully piloted, EPG intends to integrate the technology into its logistics network. In addition, EPG intends to be a launch partner of the future Dronamics UAE joint venture to support the expansion of its cargo drone operations in the region.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, group CEO of EPG, 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.”
Svilen Rangelov, CEO 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.”
As part of the agreement, EPG 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.