Greek shipping company Enesel adds Starlink to oil tanker

Athens-based shipping company Enesel has become the latest vessel operator to complete an installation of the Starlink satellite communication system, in partnership with service provider Navarino.

Enesel operates a fleet of 16 tankers and has begun its rollout of Starlink connectivity with a trial on the oil tanker MT Kanaris 21, installing the system alongside its existing Fleet Xpress equipment.

“We are always interested in exploring ways to keep our modern fleet at the forefront of technological innovations, and so trying Starlink is a natural step for us,” said Andreas Panagiotaras, IT Manager for Enesel.

“We chose Navarino to implement this project with us as we know that they are the leading technology partner in the market and we have enjoyed an excellent partnership with them for many years.”

“As connectivity becomes ever more critical, adding this new, high speed, low latency solution in combination with our existing setup of Inmarsat Fleet Xpress and Infinity will ensure that our vessels will be able to benefit from a fully redundant, high speed bandwidth setup and we look forward to seeing what Starlink can do to further enhance both our business and crew welfare applications.”

This Ensel project is the first Starlink installation for Navarino, having been confirmed as an official global ‘Authorised Starlink Integrator’ for the merchant marine sector earlier this year.

“I am delighted that Enesel S.A. chose us to deliver Starlink to their fleet and I am really excited to see how the never before seen speeds of this new satellite constellation will offer new ways of connecting to vessels and the applications that it will enable,” said Ioannis Brougianakis, VP Sales Middle East, Navarino.

“Enesel S.A. operates a very advanced IT environment on their vessels and I believe that Starlink will help bring their fleet to a new level.”

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