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DSV ready to deploy drones in Milton

Deal with Drone Delivery Canada will see customers' cargo moved by drone

March 24, 2020

TORONTO – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. and DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada are ready to move customers’ cargo by drone.

In October 2019 DDC, through its sales agent Air Canada, made a deal to provide its drone delivery platform for the use of DSV, beginning at DSV’s head office in Milton, Ontario.

“With the commercial roll-out, we are looking ahead with our clients based on their unique needs and requirements. Many of our key clients are excited and ready to be part of these innovative next steps,” said Martin Roos, managing director – DSV Air & Sea, Canada.

DDC expects multiple subsequent inbound/outbound commercial routes for DSV’s customers with time-sensitive cargo. Customers will pay DDC a monthly fee for each drone route deployed, based on unique agreements.

“This is a significant commercial landmark for the company – our first operational, commercialized customer is now live. DSV is a global leader in the logistics industry and a perfect fit as a long-term, scalable customer for us,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC. “We would like to thank our employees, shareholders, Air Canada and DSV for helping us achieve this major commercial milestone.”

“Air Canada is extremely proud to be a ‘First in Flight’ partner with DSV and Drone Delivery Canada,” said Tim Strauss, vice president, cargo at Air Canada.  “We are entering a unique time in aviation history as we move towards a future that suggests an entirely new landscape of opportunities for the global supply chain.”