Maqta Gateway – the digital arm of AD Ports Group – Emirates Post Group and aerial logistics provider SkyGo are to collaborate on a trial programme to deploy drones to carry parcels and documents across Abu Dhabi. Beginning with short-range journeys, the programme will expand to long-range tests with an increased capacity to assess demand and understand the wider benefits.
The objective is to provide a sustainable, user-friendly service that can carry vital medical supplies, fresh foods and urgent documents rapidly, while providing real-time tracking.
Maqta Gateway will deploy its integrated digital marketplace, Margo Hub, to facilitate online transactions between customers and Emirates Post Group, which in turn will manage the service and provide tracking and status updates, while SkyGo provides the drone solutions.
Details of the programme will be released towards the end of 2022, with a full commercial offering planned for launch next year, pending approval.