The agreement follows a successful pilot phase during which crewmembers on more than 30 Maersk vessels were able to test the Starlink technology.
Now, the shipowner will implement Starlink on 330 containerships, enabling internet speeds of over 200 Mbps.
The service is also a quantum leap in terms of internet bandwidth and latency, which will yield significant crew welfare and business impact benefits.
“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.
High-speed, low-latency internet is anticipated to facilitate cost-saving measures by migrating mission-critical applications to the cloud and enhancing remote support and vessel inspections.
This satellite network has been revolutionized by Starlink to provide dependable and high-speed internet across the globe. Its vision is to create a globally connected world where geographical boundaries do not limit opportunities.
Hapag-Lloyd, an additional significant shipping company, has decided to transform connectivity at sea by installing Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet technology on its ships. The shipowner anticipates cost savings and an improvement in service quality as a consequence.