Hapag-Lloyd is set to transform connectivity at sea with the rollout of Starlink satellite internet technology across its fleet.
Since May, crewmembers aboard four pilot vessels have had the opportunity to test the Starlink technology. The feedback from these trials has been very positive. The high-speed satellite internet has reportedly revolutionized communication for seafarers, enabling seamless video calls and streaming services.
“We are very happy to provide our seafarers with Starlink’s high-speed satellite internet and thus to enhance their well-being on board. But also for Fleet Management the change in communication and connectivity will be huge” – Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf, COO, Hapag-Lloyd
The Starlink satellite network offers bandwidth of up to 250 megabits per second, facilitating not only private use but also enabling Hapag-Lloyd to conduct remote maintenance and vessel inspections. This innovation will result in cost savings and an increase in service quality, the company stated.