The Strategist

Maersk to connect its entire fleet of ships to Starlink

10/13/2023 - 03:30

A.P. Moeller-Maersk AS, a logistics and transport firm based in Denmark, has reached an agreement with SpaceX to give its whole fleet of over 330 container ships access to the Starlink high-speed satellite internet system.

Emma Maersk
Emma Maersk
According to a statement from Maersk, the partnership with Elon Musk's SpaceX would improve remote ship support and inspection processes, transfer business applications to the cloud, and ease the workload for ship employees while also contributing to cost savings.

The choice to link every ship to the Starlink system was taken following a trial study involving roughly thirty Maersk container ships. Satellite internet connection is anticipated for the whole fleet of the corporation by the first quarter of 2024.

SpaceX has previously been sent into orbit over 5.2 thousand Starlink satellites, with over 4.8 thousand of those still operational.