Drone Delivery Canada announced this week the successful launch of its second cargo drone route with DSV Air and Sea Inc. Canada using the Toronto-based company’s drone delivery platform.
DDC initially captured the contract with DSV – a subsidiary of Danish conglomerate DSV Panalpina A/S – back in June.
Last year, DDC announced the initial partnership with the European logistics/transport group to provide a drone delivery platform to the company’s new Canadian air and sea division.
The project will allow DSV to deliver payloads such as healthcare-related cargo from a DroneSpot takeoff-and-landing zone at DSV’s warehouse in Milton, Ont. to a DroneSpot at a facility approximately 2.5 miles away owned by RB, a global producer of health, hygiene and home products
“We are excited to bring the benefits of our drone delivery solution to yet another company, RB,” DDC CEO Michael Zahra said.
“The route includes transport over Highway 401, one of the busiest highways in the world, adding a unique dimension to this project. I don’t know that any other commercial delivery drone operator has done this before. DDC’s solution is one of the most advanced in the world.”
Drone Delivery Canada News Roundup
- August: The company partnered with the Georgina Island First Nation to provide delivery services to the Ontario community. DDC will launch a two-way delivery flight route to the First Nation’s mainland community using its Sparrow drone and the DroneSpot takeoff-and-landing zones.
- July: DDC prepared to fly into the U.S. market, sparking discussions with potential American partners. A company spokesperson said several companies had expressed interest in working with the Toronto-based UAV firm to “provide [DDC’s] proprietary systems to support drone delivery solutions for multiple vertical markets and use-cases in multiple geographies.”
- June: Drone Delivery Canada announced a collaboration with GlobalMedic and Air Canada to deliver COVID-treatment cargo to Christian Island, a remote territory governed by the Beausoleil First Nation Community in Ontario.
- November: DDC announced its first partnership with European logistics/transport group DSV Panalpina A/S to provide a drone-based delivery platform to the Danish conglomerate’s new Canadian air and sea division.
- February 2019: Drone Delivery Canada unveiled its largest and longest-range drone, the Condor. Under development over the past year, the single-rotor vehicle offers a payload of 400 pounds and can travel up to 124 miles on a tank of gas.
- 2018: DDC announced a partnership with Toyota Tsusho Canada – a subsidiary of the well-known Toyota Group. The effort will see TTCI participate with DDC’s commercial pilot program in Canada for flight testing and development of international markets for drone delivery.