Bringing sustainable logistics access to remote communities

Cloudline leverages lighter-than-air technology and the latest developments in unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver essential goods and services to the 1 billion people without direct access to roads and runways

Saving lives and creating livelihoods

Cloudline carries not only emergency goods, but enables the carriage of products from remote communities to central markets on the return journey.

Bridging the infrastructural gap

Cloudline reaches the remotest communities in rural villages, island nations and disaster stricken areas; thanks to long range and no need for infrastructure at the destination.

Carbon free cargo transport, now

Cloudline combines existing technologies to carry freight without harmful carbon emissions or other pollutants

Why Airships?

Cloudline aims to reach those who excluded from the global supply chain, due to a lack of infrastructure, impassable terrain or low population density. Where trucking isn't an option, Cloudline brings in significant payloads, leapfrogging the need for expensive and inflexible infrastructure.

Fixed-wing and multicopter drones have opened up new ways for utilising aerial transport. Specifically, their navigation and control technology has become cheap and widely accessible. In a cargo carrying role, however, multicopters are severely limited in payload and endurance. Fixed-wings fare much better in range (and can run on carbon fuels), but need to weigh five times the cargo the they carry. Since airships use lifting gas to generate lift, they have greater energy efficiency than other aerial modes.

Airships are not without their challenges. They are slower than other modes and their size makes them vulnerable to wind. They are not suited to express on-demand deliveries in dense urban settings (which is the primary target for many drone delivery businesses); but can reach far out places with significant payloads. Airships are the marathoners of the drone world.

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