Flying ships are coming to our shores after Ramps Logistics signed a letter of intent to bring the vessels to the region.
In a news release yesterday, Ramps confirmed it entered into a deal with Flying Ship Technologies Corporation to introduce unmanned autonomous, eco-friendly, wing-in-ground-effect vessels, or flying ships”, to the Caribbean and South America.
Ramps Logistics said its adoption of flying ships’ advanced wing-in-ground-effect vessels would prove a pivotal move towards eco-friendly and efficient shipping.
The company said, “This innovative collaboration will revolutionise shipping in the region by decreasing vessel costs, significantly cutting shipping time, and reducing our carbon footprint.”
The release continued, “Ramps Logistics is a technology-driven company, always searching for innovative ways to revolutionise logistics processes. The company is taking steps to connect the Caribbean and South American countries like never before, leveraging the proximity of these nations to facilitate smaller demands for shipping. This collaboration beckons a new era in logistics and supports Caricom’s agenda to make the trade of goods within the region more accessible.”
CEO of Ramps Logistics, Shaun Rampersad, said, “This project will be critical to connecting the Caribbean and South America by facilitating the movement of commodities, bridging the gap within CARICOM.” He added, “The Flying Ships will significantly cut costs and shipping times, with the vessels being ten times faster than boats and one-quarter of the cost to maintain and operate compared to planes.”
Bill Peterson, CEO of Flying Ships said, “Ramps Logistics is going to create a high-speed distribution network using flying ships across the Caricom that will enable delivery van-sized payloads to virtually anywhere with a coastline. As a disruptive pioneer, they are one of the first adopters of our revolutionary capability. Their forward leaning company envisions a future with a thriving, internationally connected economy across the Caribbean and Americas.”
The release stated, “These ‘flying ships’, which fly close to the surface, use less fuel and offer faster speeds. Combined with autonomous features, they promise enhanced shipment efficiency and reduced human errors. As global markets demand quicker and more eco-friendly delivery methods, this partnership demonstrates a commitment to staying ahead of the curve and leading the way in sustainable, fast-paced logistics.”
The company said its collaboration with Flying Ship Technologies Corporation would herald a new era in Log-tech (logistics technology), focusing on innovation, efficiency, and sustainability.
Born from discussions at the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2022, this partnership was announced at CIF 2023. Beyond reinforcing the united objectives of both entities, this alliance offers an inspiring look into a future where advanced logistics technology and environmental consciousness merge.