Autonomous Drone Delivery From Shore to Ship

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Autonomous Drone Delivery From Shore to Ship

Key Takeaways

Introduction

A competitive analysis of two providers of shore-to-ship drone services was provided below. These firms include F-Drone and Wilhelmsen-Airbus’ Skyways unmanned aircraft system (UAS). For each company, competitive analysis details such as a brief company overview, a description of its shore-to-ship drone offerings, competitive advantage, and target market were presented.

F-Drone

Company Overview and Offering

  • F-Drone designs and operates exclusively-designed aerial delivery drones. Its drones can ultimately carry 100 kg over 100 km. from shores to vessels or offshore platforms.
  • Its website can be found at this link.
  • The company has an estimated revenue of less than $5 million. The company is private and has no official public financial statements.

Competitive Advantage

Target Market


Wilhelmsen

Company Overview and Offering

  • Wilhelmsen offers various maritime logistics solutions such as its shore-to-ship delivery services using the Airbus’ Skyways unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
  • Its website can be accessed through this link.
  • The company has a revenue of $812 million in 2020. There was no available breakdown on its annual reports or other financial statements on how much of this figure is specific only for shore-to-ship delivery services.

Competitive Advantage

Target Customers

  • Wilhelmsen's shore-to-ship drone delivery services target the maritime and logistics industry, as well as those who need to transport various types of packages from shores to ships.
  • The company also targets heavy industries that need to deliver packages to vessels and locations that operate in challenging conditions.

Research Strategy

For this research on the competitive analysis of shore-to-ship drone delivery services providers, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including the website, brochures, reports, press releases, and other documents of each firm. We also looked through drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) publications (Drone Life, etc.), maritime reports (Maritime Executive, Maritime Fair Trade, etc.), and other relevant sources.

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