Equinor drone flew a 3D-printed part for the lifeboat system from the Mongstad base to the Troll A platform in the North Sea (video)

Equinor drone

Equinor drone the world’s first logistics operation with a drone to an offshore installation

“Development is rapid, and we see a huge potential within drone technology that could transform the way we operate, both under and above the sea surface. Equinor aims to lead the way in utilising new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.

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Is urban drone delivery energy efficient?

Kirschstein

According to a new study conducted at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg by Dr Thomas Kirschstein, drones consume comparatively high amounts of energy in densely populated areas, and their range is strongly influenced by wind conditions. In rural areas, however, they may be able to compete with diesel-powered delivery vans. The study has been published in the journal “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment”.

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Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner

Air Cargo World

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner

About Air Cargo World
Air Cargo World, published in the United States, is an air logistics magazine and is edited for shippers and others involved with the worldwide transport and delivery of perishables and manufactured goods. Its readership consists of logistics professionals, airline and airport executives, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others who manage or purchase transportation products and services within the airfreight supply chain.

The monthly magazine’s editorial purpose is to provide the reader with insightful information by way of data analysis, feature articles, and in-depth coverage of events and trends affecting their business and the airfreight logistics industry. With more than 20,000 subscribers located in 184 countries, Air Cargo World maintains the largest circulation of any magazine in the air cargo category. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner”

What Effect Will 3D Printing Have on Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

If 3D printing is going to have a major impact on how we make things, it will definitely have an impact on how and when we receive them. As one of the largest purveyors of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) services in the world, DB Schenker is looking closely at the impact 3D printing and other leading technologies will have on how we service our customers.
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Drones and 3D Technology: The Future is Now

You might think that drones and 3D printers are out of reach for transportation and logistics projects and programs, but it is time to reconsider. Self-navigating flying drones are available for around $1,000 and 3D printers for roughly $2,500. Technology is rapidly evolving and, if transportation and logistics professionals are not mindful of such trends, they will find themselves left behind. Continue reading “Drones and 3D Technology: The Future is Now”