Deutsche Bahn invests in Skyports to bring drones to logistics supply chains

Deutsche Bahn | December 13, 2019

DB Digital Ventures, Deutsche Bahn’s digital business division, is investing in drone infrastructure company Skyports. Through testing, the two organisations will explore how drones can be integrated into logistics supply chains. DB will conduct a joint pilot project with Skyports to test drones in a logistics supply chain. The project aims to make cargo transport faster, more flexible and more efficient. Sabina Jeschke, DB management board member for digitalization and technology, commented: “Drone technology is developing at a rapid pace. In collaboration with Skyports, we intend to research how to participate in this dynamic development for passenger and cargo transport.

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Wabash | August 30, 2022

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Softeon | August 05, 2022

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AFS Logistics | August 01, 2022

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