Grace Management deploys Starlink

Athens-based Grace Management has begun the process of rolling out the Starlink connectivity service from SpaceX on its tanker fleet, working with communications services provider Navarino.

Grace Management operates a fleet of five tankers and aims to use the service to improve its connectivity offering to its crews, as well as for operational data transfers.

“The decision to adopt this cutting-edge technology demonstrates Grace Management’s commitment to enhancing operational efficiency and crew welfare,” said Alvertos Maragkos, ICT Manager at Grace Management.

“By embracing this advanced technology, we are displaying our commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation and leveraging cutting-edge solutions to enhance our operations. Technology is here to serve us, and we are here to hand it over to our crew members.”

“Now they can connect with their families and friends through high-quality video calls, messaging apps, and social media platforms, alleviating the sense of isolation and bridging the gap between life at sea and onshore.”

The deal with Grace Management is the latest in a string of Greek shipping companies signing up with Navarino to implement Starlink, a list already including Blue Planet, Danaos, Costamare, Enesel and Atlantic Bulk.

“I am very happy to see another successful implementation of Navarino’s services onto the fleet of Grace Management. With Mr Maragkos we share a common view of how the hybrid vessel of the future is going to use various different technologies, and we worked closely together to bring this advanced setup to their fleet,” said Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Account Manager, Navarino.

“Now the Grace Management crews can enjoy uninterrupted, fast and reliable connectivity for both operational and personal usage.”

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