The UK’s Skyports Drone Services has added a new activity to its ship-to-shore aerial activities with the introduction Cash-to-Master (CTM) operations, shuttling reserves of money between anchored and harbored vessels and officials on the ground.

Skyports Drone Services immediately launched its CTM offer in both South Korea and Singapore after successfully conducting trials securely transporting funds between the Asian city-state and offshore ships. The activity – which is typically carried out by boat – provides cash needed for payroll disbursal to crew members, and for use in onboard economies. It also repatriates any excess amounts accumulating on vessels for safer storage in company vaults ashore.

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Skyports’ test run of CTM drone deliveries ran from last January to April in partnership with Pacific Carriers Limited. 

Demonstration of the secure,…