ULSAN, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Ulsan plans to launch a pilot project to load shipments onto cargo vessels docked at the city’s port using drones.
The project will involve constructing a mobile drone terminal at the Port of Ulsan to quickly load shipments onto vessels using drones.
The city plans to start the project as soon as this coming July. If it turns out to be successful, the city plans to commercialize the project.
The testbed for the drone system will be built at the Ulsan Regional Office of Oceans and Fisheries, from which drones will distribute shipments to vessels docked within two kilometers.
Cutting-edge ICT technology will be applied to the drone’s main body to better withstand abnormal weather conditions and other environmental factors, and create a drone system that best suits the city port.
Ulsan, with a concentration of drone-related industries including components and batteries, has some of the most optimal infrastructure to develop industrial drones.
The city will develop multipurpose drone technology for customs surveillance, environmental and maritime monitoring to generate new service demand.
It will also build networks with other companies and institutions specializing in drones nationwide to develop joint projects and create a sustainable drone industry in Ulsan.
“We will continue to dig deeper to discover new public demand and develop domestic technologies to create drone components that will ensure our competitiveness in the global market,” said a source from Ulsan.
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