Over 300 Maersk container vessels will be installed with Starlink broadband. Roll out is expected to be completed in Q1 2024.
Shipping giant Maersk has signed a new agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet constellation.
More than 330 Maersk own-operated container vessels will install Starlink, enabling high-speed internet with speeds over 200 Mbps. The service is seen as a leap forward in terms of internet speed and latency and 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 tested the Starlink technology.
Speaking on the agreement, Leonardo Sonzio, Head of Fleet Management and Technology at Maersk said: “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.”