Russia-based SKYF drone manufacturing company and Vietnam-based International Transportation and Trading Company (ITC) agreed to become partners. ITC plans to launch a service for unmanned aerial cargo logistics with SKYF heavy lifting drones and invest the purchasing of two SKYF drones for testing. The deal will be completed by the end of 2019. Now the partners are sketching a road map and preparing the paperwork according to the national regulation rules.
At the moment, the primary service of ITC is the waterway transportation. Currently, ITC owns and operates 02 160 TEUs Barge with total capacity of 320 TEUs per turn. Besides, ITC operates inland transport division which has 140 tractors and 160 trailers.
ITC considers new opportunities opening with the growing of the unmanned cargo logistics market. Thus, the company will purchase SKYF heavy lifting drones. The aim of ITC is to expand the set of goods transportation services being provided and to gain a competitive advantages on the regional logistics market.
– “We are proud and excited with the opportunity to become the first logistics operator in Vietnam to use SKYF drones. I suppose this agreement opens a new page in the history of regional transportation industry”, OUR PARTNER FROM ITC
– “I believe Vietnamese market to open promising opportunities for SKYF. Our cooperation with ITC could start a new era in the regional logistics industry and turn Vietnam into a world leader on the market of unmanned aerial carriers”, says Alexander Timofeev, CEO of SKYF and SKYFchain
SKYF is a heavy-lifting unmanned aerial carrier vehicle with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. It allows the development of different drones with various modifications for diverse tasks ranging from cargo logistics to fire fighting. At present the maximum useful load is 400 kg (880 lbs) and the maximum the flight range is 350 km (220 miles) or up to 8 hours.
In 2018 SKYF team launched the spin-off project named SKYFchain which develops the first Business-2-Robots Operating Platform in the cargo logistics industry. SKYFchain is an open blockchain platform for keeping and exchanging data of all cargo robots’ operations and transactions. Any action on the Operating Platform has an own price depending on the type, frequency and complexity of transactions and is denominated in a traditional currency. All calculations within SKYFchain will be processed in SKYFT tokens, as required by the smart contract logic.
The first cargo robot to start operations on SKYFchain will be SKYF. SKYF will use SKYFchain to operate hundreds of freighter drones that have already been pre-ordered by the largest oil/gas and logistics companies around the world. SKYFchain is open to any other manufacturers of unmanned drones, including cars and cargo ships. It is also open to logistics providers and financial organizations and has every chance to become a universal tool, a standard for the unmanned logistics industry. Within 5 years, SKYF plans to spend over US $50 million to buy SKYFT tokens on the open crypto-exchange. The funds will be used for the further development of SKYFchain. The SKYFT tokens emission conforms the international legislative regulation of the blockchain and is compliant with the SEC of the USA.
International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company (ITC) was established on March 07th, 2001. ITC operates in key business areas such as vessel ownership, operation and management, shipping agents and customs brokers, freight road. During years of operation, ITC constantly promote the development and expansion of business as well as gradually invest in new facilities and equipment. Until now, ITC has owned, managed and operated a vessel fleet with a total tonnage of 250,000 DWT, a ground transport vehicle fleet of 140 trucks and operate an international container terminal in Phu Huu Ward, District 9 HCMC known as SP-ITC. ITC is always ready to provide transport solutions and service, delivery at top quality and competitive cost to the customers.