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SingPost Completes Trial Drone Mail Delivery
Daily Bulletin | 08 October 2015
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Singapore Post (SingPost) has announced a joint development with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, also known as a drone).

A last mile mail and packet drone delivery trial was successfully completed between Lorong Halus and Pulau Ubin, carrying a payload of a letter and a t-shirt over a total distance of two kilometres. This marks the first time in the world a postal service has successfully used an UAV for point-to-point recipient-authenticated mail delivery.

SingPost’s exploration of the drone technology is a move to provide enhanced end-to-end solutions to facilitate urban logistics as well as tap on the burgeoning eCommerce growth in Asia Pacific. The B2C eCommerce market in Asia Pacific is expected to reach US$175 billion by 2016 and SingPost who is equipped to handle postal and non-postal deliver, customs clearance and eCommerce warehousing, is emerging as a market leader in Southeast Asia.

Singapore Post  0.940 -0.005 -0.53%   
Business: [FY19 Turnover] Post and Parcel (47.8%), logistics (31%), eCommerce (15.5%), property (5.7%).

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