The Future of Maritime Industry
Staying Innovative! Norton Lilly International has partnered up with 42air, a drone autonomy startup based in Berkeley, California and a subsidiary of 42dot, to provide deliveries of packages and documents to vessels through the use of drones.
The initial set up will allow the delivery of packages of up to 10 lbs. and will provide services to vessels calling in select areas of the Mississippi River.
The Proof of Concept delivery is expected to be carried out in the next few days, followed up promptly with the Go-Live, making the partnership between Norton Lilly and 42air the pioneer in providing this service in the USA.
This service is expected to significantly change how small parcels are delivered to vessels at anchorage or in a buoy system, offering a fast and efficient alternative to current solutions. The delivery via drones will also reduce pollution of any kind.
The range and weight limits of the service will be increased continuously as technology moves forward, allowing Norton Lilly and 42air to provide a valuable service to its customers.
Stay connected with NLI and watch for the footage of the Proof of Concept deliveries.
For more details or any questions don’t hesitate to contact Norton Lilly International.
Check out our first drone delivery at the Port of Oakland. Norton Lilly International Oakland, CA office delivered donuts to the crew. The delivery was successful and we look forward to many more. Thanks to the Port, 42dot, 42air, Ocean Network Express and NYK Line for their support in this project.