Drone Delivery: Evolution in the Shipping Industry?

Drone Delivery

In 2017, an estimated 3 million drones will ship worldwide, of these 20,000 are set to be registered for commercial use which worth $3.3 billion, The drone industry is expected to command a staggering 90 billion dollar market by 2025. so you can imagine the drone delivery industry in the near future due to the great solutions that can be presented through.

Companies like: Amazon, Google, Wal-Mart, FedEx and UPS are all seriously investing in drones technology.

For many logistics providers,  it’s clear that if drone technology can be properly regulated . the opportunities to cut costs and speed transportation are huge.

Here are just some of the reasons why the business world is excited, by the possibilities of drone delivery:

Resolving the Last Mile by drone delivery

Last mile of delivery between the warehouse and customer, is often the most cost-intensive. Planning labor requirements and routes to ensure as many packages arrive at their destinations, as quickly as possible can be a logistical nightmare.
Drones can ensure each delivery, is carried out safely and quickly to the correct address, securing high levels of customer satisfaction even as costs are reduced.

Improving the Supply Chain by drone delivery

Drones are being used to deliver raw materials from mining sites to processors, such as:

  • Camera equipped drones are being used for surveillance in company warehouses.
  • Other machines are being used to aid maintenance.
  • Repair efforts by transporting tools, and parts to remote factory sites or off- shore rigs.
  • Over the next 5 years, the use of drones for inspection, delivery, surveillance and basic tasks is expected to explode.

Obstacles to Overcome by drone delivery

For many experts however, there are still some major challenges, to be navigated before drone technology become a basic part of business operations, such as:

  1. Drones are still relatively light-weight, and can handle short flight durations of 15-30 minute flights with 10-15 pound payloads.
  2. Drones also still represent an expensive investment for many companies, while promises of savings are great in theory.
  3. Dealing with the air traffic requirements of controlling flying objects.

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Source: iorservice.com – Importer of record, exporter of record blog