Maersk to revolutionize Internet connectivity for its fleet of 330 container vessels with SpaceX's Starlink

Maersk to revolutionize Internet connectivity for its fleet of 330 container vessels with SpaceX's Starlink

In a groundbreaking move, A.P. Moller - Maersk, a leading integrated container logistics company, has announced a strategic collaboration with Starlink, SpaceX's innovative satellite internet constellation. The partnership aims to equip Maersk's extensive fleet of over 330 container vessels with cutting-edge Starlink technology, promising high-speed internet capabilities exceeding 200 Mbps (megabits per second), set to be fully operational by Q1 2024.

The incorporation of Starlink internet services marks a monumental leap in internet speed and reduced latency for Maersk's seafaring operations. Notably, this transformation is anticipated to significantly benefit both the well-being of crew members and the overall business operations of the company. Leonardo Sonzio, Head of Fleet Management and Technology at A.P. Moller - Maersk, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, "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."

The recent success of the pilot phase, which involved more than 30 Maersk vessels testing Starlink technology, garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback from the crew members. The move towards high-speed, low-latency internet services not only promises improved crew welfare through high-definition video calls and seamless streaming but also offers potential cost-saving measures by shifting critical applications to the cloud and bolstering remote support and vessel inspections.

SpaceX's Vice President of Starlink Commercial Sales, Jonathan Hofeller, highlighted the significance of this collaboration, stating, "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," he said in a press release.

Starlink's mission to create a globally connected world by overcoming geographical limitations aligns perfectly with Maersk's ambition to address the challenges of connectivity on the high seas, further solidifying the synergy between the two entities. This ambitious venture is set to redefine maritime connectivity and operational efficiency on a global scale.

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Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.

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