Drone technology could be vitally important to the evolution of smart ports and terminals, but they also present a number of challenges in terms of safety and security.
This insight delves into their utility within the port and terminal sector, and questions how valid they are in such an arena.
According to EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, “…drones are a key part of the future of aviation and will become part of our daily lives”, yet for some ports and terminals, drones are already a part of daily operations.
Drones in Ports and Terminals:
After testing their ability in filming site operations, monitoring traffic flows and observing unsafe behaviour, APM Terminals introduced the technology at its facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Santiago, Chile.
They are not the only ones to make this leap.
Today, drones are in operation across multiple ports, terminals and maritime facilities around