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Hamburg port will use automated drones across many of its operations. Within the framework of a comprehensive technology partnership, HHLA Sky, with its technological control center, and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will make it possible to use automated drones across the port for logistical, sensory or coordinative processes. The time saved can be decisive in an emergency. Applications include storms, accidents or other unforeseeable disruptions. The flying, floating or self-driving robots can be on-site considerably faster and provide high-resolution videos and pictures for an exact overview of the situation. Furthermore, they make the maintenance and expansion of the port infrastructure significantly more efficient – for example, in the case of facilities that are difficult, time-consuming or dangerous to reach, according to the HPA announcement cited by 

“The next phase of product development for our new drones as a service product will be launched with this partnership. We will begin pilot operations this year.”