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How Drones Could Change The Shipping Industry

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Today, container ships transport more than 90% of all goods in the world, but it can take over a month for those goods to sail from Beijing to New York. Cargo drones could be the disruption needed in a global supply chain that has been largely unchanged since the 1950s. By land, trucks move nearly 71 percent of all freight tonnage in the United States, but there's a shortage of truck drivers in the United States. So how do you speed up shipments while keeping personnel low? The future of shipping looks very much unmanned. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC How Drones Could Change The Shipping Industry
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chandraguptawillruletheworld xx (1 day ago)
cargo is where hyperloop will come handy and when the technology is proven and all kinks resolved then start human transportation via hyperloop, last time to rely on small electric vans... too many drones flying on gas is pollution nuisance, aircrafts are the largest polluters most people do not know that, it has much larger carbon footprint per kg transport than land vehicles.
Mollygaga42 (1 day ago)
Taking jobs from people !
PIE C (3 days ago)
Say "good bye!" to more and more and more jobs.
sven boyatovaritatura (6 days ago)
the amount of energy needed to lift a ton of stuff in the air and transport it is far greater than the amount of energy needed to transport that ton of stuff by land/sea. The future needs more locally produced tons of stuff :)
hvm85 (6 days ago)
I'd rather bet on teletransportation...
Gin Vodka (6 days ago)
new set of thievery will soon emerge, the drone thieves with their net launchers and such
William Chao (7 days ago)
DJI is a threat to US national security.
C J (5 days ago)
Bigger threat is Chinese buying up real estate and taking over American companies. An American in China can’t do either
François Dion (8 days ago)
And of course, we are all aware that military drones never miss their intended target and are always on the ball..
Wil Morales (8 days ago)
All it takes is for one drone to crash carrying a 80 thousand pound container on top of a neighborhood.
harold thump (9 days ago)
Yes, a little drone will fly a shipping container across the ocean...footing dumb
gladys (9 days ago)
Send those drones thru the desert where wind goes 80 mph let’s see how reliable they are.
Dorian Bernard (15 days ago)
Next day delivery not fast enough , how about we just build a teleporting machine that would zap your package right into your living room. 🤣😂 Thousands of drones flying around delivering packages all day long not crashing into trees or electrical wires , or just malfunctioning or failing in midair and crashing down to the ground hitting God-knows-what sounds like a good idea.🤔 What's the worst that could happen damaging some property or killing someone let's do it. 😂🤣
JD Moreno (16 days ago)
Great idea for Mexican cartels to ship their goodies. Lol
John Hansford (16 days ago)
There is no truck driver shortage!!!!!!! Another lie the government keeps saying even though people keep proving them wrong. So they can try to justify the self driving trucks/ 80000 lbs weapon of mass disstruction. If someone hacks into one hauling fuel of any kind boom weapon of mass disstruction.
Rayan Agarm (20 days ago)
0:43 lie
ferkemall (20 days ago)
Sorry we could not deliver your Amazon parcel today madam the winds were a bit to high !
ferkemall (20 days ago)
OOOOOHHHH i wanted to see it lift a shipping container !
B Belcher (5 days ago)
yeah, Me too.
My NewPhone (22 days ago)
more ... faster ... cheaper ... better ... recipe for total incurable misery!
Francisco Sosa (22 days ago)
Video about how they’ll be less jobs
sailesh C (23 days ago)
This may lead to a very huge un employment🤔, I guess...
Shrinivas Padmaputra (23 days ago)
Did you forget that it raises the cost of the product, when shipped by air? Senseless anology!!
Pieter Schadron (24 days ago)
oeps the stupid drone dropped the 40' container!
Anthony Allen (24 days ago)
And this is what Andrew Yang has been talking about. Yang Gang 2020!!
David Guy (24 days ago)
Unmanned electric ships? They would be less vulnerable to pirates, and could be faster with no provision for crew
Jason Ray (24 days ago)
Just use electric cargo planes. What a morons!
batner (24 days ago)
Air freight is much more expensive. Even if drones do it. It's just energy calculation that shows this. Delivery time can be managed by a proper distribution network. The Paretto law rules logistics, most commonly purchased items can be fast to deliver.
Corgi23 Jumpman (24 days ago)
This is good idea, use of Drones for cocain transport 😂
all business (24 days ago)
I know you guys got better narrators.
The SuperBike Tour (25 days ago)
More drones means more reliability issues so some packages would fall or be shot out of the sky. Also who wants to see a sky full of drones. It won’t happen how they make out
Mr. Ismail (25 days ago)
Soon no jobs.
Panthera (26 days ago)
I think we need to start understanding that shipping or postage takes time. Maybe need to increase times for more security and ecology? More goupage instead of singular posting?
Moritz K (26 days ago)
Just use trains!
Avro (27 days ago)
It would be great to have giant drone swarms flying over your house.
Koushik maddipudi (28 days ago)
I don't want any DRONES to fly over my place. Standard shipping is fine. Encourage local buyers.
adamfilip (26 days ago)
Dennis Perrie (28 days ago)
The greenies will not like this. They want to ban air travel completely.
charlieboye2009 (29 days ago)
I don't understand. They complain that Cargo jets are inefficient and guzzling gas. Well guess what , that is the Most efficient way of transporting Air freight in Bulk worldwide and this is not going to change. They complain about costs, when that costs translates into time saved, the more you pay the faster it arrives and this works better over longer distances. Getting rid of pilots does not change the fact that whatever they propose uses jet engines, has wings, drinks jet fuel and needs a runway to work to get there faster. I just don't see the point of this.
Fishn Giggles (29 days ago)
You guys are high it costs way more than that
juarez. vivo (1 month ago)
Me parece que los drones no pueden hacer lo que éste video dice que pueden hacer. Además si los drones fueran utilizados masivamente, imaginemos por un instante el paisaje de los cielos plagados de éstos aparatos llendo y viniendo. Se acabaría con la tranquilidad de las zonas habitacionales. Me parece un total despropósito el seguir por éste camino que de materializarse traerá más desempleo del que ya de por sí la humanidad está padeciendo.
Adrian Hartanto (1 month ago)
Dear CNBC please STOP interviewing people from teleconference especially when they using low quality recorder. just quote their remarks to your caster -_-
Fabricio Fercher (1 month ago)
Economics is a balanced system based on inventories, growth have anything to do with economics.
American Outside (1 month ago)
The clock needs to be stopped. Instant gratification should not be a thing outside of something lifesaving.
American Outside (1 month ago)
Bring back rail systems.
ralixfilm (1 month ago)
Hey nice Video. In times of climate chance it would be interesting to add, that drones and airplanes need much more energy than ships and truks.
Keenan Centlivre (1 month ago)
Large jet fueled drones may be economically sound, but it's a nightmare for the environment to push that transportation model to a large scale. Idc how many tree fundraisers there are, that would be a step backwards.
Mike Dunigan (1 month ago)
Make better batteries. As soon as we can stop using chemistry and start using atomic structure to store charge the viability will change. If I can cut 80% of the weight and add the 4000% power what we can lift will change. Once I pull electrons right off atoms to power something it's ability will climb. Because then I can make the craft into the battery even further enhancing it's carrying capacity. Ship a cargo container? Possibly, couldn't use drones to deliver a container full of steel, but food and other lighter goods yes. I think ports would change drastically if drones just flew in and picked a ship clean like buzzards.
Cagiest Quasar (1 month ago)
Just imagine In 10 years..... drones will be as common, if not more so, than birds..... and WE will be out of work (thank Neo! lol)
flowmaster8 (1 month ago)
Shoot the drones down and goods will be stolen
Hawk Geotechnology (1 month ago)
Schulzeit (1 month ago)
Compare the first sentence to the graphic shown at 2:47 You will not beleive what you see😉
NoFakesHere (1 month ago)
But the naysayers are saying Andrew Yang is exaggerating
Gerydome (1 month ago)
1:29 is that chromakey?
Tom Hools (1 month ago)
Why not make it in the US instead of China?
Don ta (1 month ago)
All drones should be banned.. which could be used for terrorist purposes
Cullen Elwell617 (1 month ago)
Have they never heard of freight trains?
Umair Usman (1 month ago)
This wad such a poorly piece of journalism. What have drones got to do with bulk transport
Larry Gonzalez (1 month ago)
This video is beyond stupid
Spaghetti God (1 month ago)
Goood for delivering pizza
Holger Wittmann (1 month ago)
That will be an even more HUGE MESS in the Skies. We dont need more speed in cargo delievery, we need more speed in researching most important technology, like FUSION! To finally get away from the batterie problem and pollution.
DOTCurrency (1 month ago)
"shortage of labour" is jewish-speak for shortage of people willing to work for set low wages. Such jew-speak is used to justify mass immigration and wage suppression. Don't fall for their tricks folks.
L'aviateur de TRPG (1 month ago)
C'est n'importe quoi.
Mauricio Ramos (1 month ago)
yang for 2020
BPMoments (1 month ago)
Andrew Yang has entered the comments
Jhun Rumohr (1 month ago)
Can carry big bombs too🤔🤔🤔
Chase Robbins (1 month ago)
I’ve never experienced less said in 10 minutes.
Carlos R (1 month ago)
That’s funny when he said that there are shortage of driver lol jjajajaa thats a big lie! I can see that they don’t even have idea! Get a cdl and you will see the true!
Tolo Tonga (1 month ago)
Imagine the jobs that will be lost have you thought of the family that will not be eating rather then getting more money
Kugelblitz video (1 month ago)
Everytime i watched video about future transportation either goods or people the main issue we face is battery size and weight Reducing battery size for every joules of energy is key to our future transportation
Meryl Oropesa (1 month ago)
If this will happen soon too many workers will suffer....😤 People meat is available because of less job in near future😱
12x12surface (1 month ago)
Hypocrisy. Green movement my ass
Div J (1 month ago)
The proposed convoy system with Tesla semi trucks can really solve the truck driver issue. 3 trucks without driver following the 4th driver driven truck is ingenious!
L'aviateur de TRPG (1 month ago)
C'est n'importe quoi.
Ruger Die (1 month ago)
We could all stop being consumer whores... Just a thought.
Andy Lee (1 month ago)
im just kinda frustrated that they dont use biofuel instead of fuel in the drones
alexander5207 (1 month ago)
Rail is superior and already automated. We need faster rail which should be easy because the tech already exists. As far as North America is concerned.
alexander5207 (1 month ago)
WTF!?! Is the narrator the Honey Badger guy? Sounds the same.
Gregorio Gallegos (1 month ago)
Truck drivers and pilot shortage can be solve quickly, just raise their pay give them better benefits instead of companies making record profits avert year and billionaires making 1 to 20 billion a year could share some of that with their workers, there u go no need to pay me millions as ceo to solve gas companies problems
John Hughes (1 month ago)
There is not a shortage of drivers that's a lie. Look at truck stops thier always full.companies are losing drivers cause they are dropping pay and as a result drivers are going independent. They dont count independent drivers because they are self employed
Salty man Reviews (1 month ago)
More of that false narrative, there is no shortage of truck drivers, there is however a shortage of trucking companies that pay non starvation wages and with a proper work/life balance. Nobody wants to be away from home for weeks on end and make the same as a Walmart cashier. Shipping warehouses also pay terrible wages with little to no benefits while working their employees into their graves. I'm a trucker and I see it every day, this industry now only hires the worst of the worst there is no future here.
pmp0giboy (1 month ago)
Halo canon is that you?
Jaysen (1 month ago)
Good luck nerds,
Dumb Comment (1 month ago)
Drones? Because pilots are too expensive to hire?
johnnylogan22 (1 month ago)
The seas are not rising because of global warming the seas are rising because of global garbage
johnnylogan22 (1 month ago)
And let’s not forget what damage were doing to the oceans every time a freighter turns over and all that garbage goes to the bottom of the ocean and or floats on top of the ocean thank you China
johnnylogan22 (1 month ago)
Really what needs to happen is we need to re-elect Donald Trump for the next four years and with that we need to couple up his next presidency with the infrastructure bill that’s worth $2 trillion that’s going to put massive amounts of people to work and rebuild our infrastructure and only at that point should we be thinking about adding all of these other things to our repertoire, only after ours is up and running efficiently at least 90% of the time... But our nation is crumbled our infrastructure sucks our refineries are old and we should already be off the rubber tire and in the Jetsons age, but because of the war on petrol in the petrodollar greed has taken over on this planet Thusly interrupting anything that could come good of rebuilding our infrastructure... Somebody has to put our planet on hold until we get things rebuilt...
johnnylogan22 (1 month ago)
Thank God I’m gonna be dead soon...
johnnylogan22 (1 month ago)
Everybody wants to go on the fear of global warming, you have cars on the ground that pollute the skies now you’re gonna put batteries in the sky‘s that need to be charged for machines that are on the ground to fly in the sky‘s within this huge GPS net that is supposed to keep control of all of the people the cargo the planes the cars and the satellites, Jesus Christ our skies are going to be clogged from the ground up... Get rid of all the satellites all the airplanes and you will find that our planet probably reacts better than it does now with all of the reflective Surfaces eating up the energy that is supposed to help this planet spin on the right access and run the way it is supposed to according to mother nature… In another 20 years you won’t even be able to see the stars the skies will be so lit up with traffic 24 seven from satellites to airplanes to drones to smog
Eomax 88 (1 month ago)
Believe it or not ,flying a drone in Egypt is against law and will send you to jail for one year at minimum and 1000 US$ fine, I think using camels for shipping is more safe there.
David Pedder (1 month ago)
Can we imagine our airspaces packed full of small drones. It's only a matter of time before a major air accident. Our airspaces is all ready crowded as it is now !!!
mr. ram (1 month ago)
Helicopters should be used
LIFE TUBEtv (1 month ago)
How can you control weather then? To use your drone?
RahimMRyan (1 month ago)
Are they trying to defy physics? The container ships are the only logical solutions.
Sam Ziouche (1 month ago)
Pool....pan pan! Will drones well insured against drone hunting?
throwingshit (1 month ago)
Yea more planes in the sky.... destroying our planet. I'm not talking about electric drones.
Cecilia Marques Dicolla (1 month ago)
AndrewYang 2020 the future estarte
Ram Raghu (1 month ago)
Martin Allen (1 month ago)
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Jules Vivenes (1 month ago)
nice that technology like this is coming around but this means less work for us , so that means the rich will get richer and the poor will die of hunger
Michael L (1 month ago)
the day will come
Planet Jigobot TV (1 month ago)
Yang is trying to tell y'all. I hope were listening.
Adam Paula (1 month ago)
This video is stupid... Just add more drivers you dummy.
Sergey Arhipenko (1 month ago)
too bad, if it is on CNBC it is probably a lie