Maersk is embarking on a collaboration with Starlink so that more than 330 container vessels will have high-speed internet, with speeds over 200 Mbps.
he service is a leap forward in terms of internet speed and latency which is expected to bring significant benefits in terms of both crew welfare and business impact. The agreement comes after a successful pilot phase where crew members on more than 30 Maersk vessels have had the opportunity to test the Starlink technology – resulting in very positive feedback.
We are excited to announce our journey with Starlink to provide state of the art connectivity to our sea going colleagues. The highspeed connectivity will enable our seagoing colleagues to stay connected with their loved ones while at sea. It will also propel the expansion of seamless cloud solutions, enabling our vision to digitalise our vessel operations.
… said Leonardo Sonzio, Head of Fleet Management and Technology at A.P. Moller – Maersk
Besides obvious benefits from highspeed internet resulting in improved streaming and high definition videocalls for crew members, high-speed, low latency internet will also facilitate cost saving measures by moving business critical applications into the cloud and by strengthening remote support and inspections of the vessels.
A.P. Moller – Maersk’s vessels are key to global trade, and Starlink’s high-speed broadband through the world’s most advance satellite internet constellation will help boost efficiency through seamless connectivity no matter where in the world they are.
… stated Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink Commercial Sales
To remind, Hapag-Lloyd has also recently agreed with Starlink to implement satellite internet technology across its fleet.