Thenamaris adds Starlink to vessel fleet

Thenamaris is the latest Greek shipping company to confirm its implementation of the Starlink connectivity service onboard its ships, in collaboration with its satcom service provider Navarino.

Thenamaris operates a fleet of 47 tankers, 25 bulk carriers, 8 LNG carriers and 7 LPG carriers, and plans to deploy the LEO service across the majority of these vessels, alongside its existing satcoms.

‘We use Navarino solutions in our fleet and have once again turned to them for the majority of our Starlink deployment. We are adding Starlink to our pre-existing setup of Fleet Xpress and Ku-band, and we are seeing significant improvements in the way we operate, thanks to its low latency and much faster speed,” said George Tsivgoulis, Electrical Supervisor in the Thenamaris Technical Department.

“Each vessel with Starlink is on the 1 TB plan, and we see that most of this data is consumed on the crews’ network. Starlink has allowed us to significantly increase the data quotas that we offer our seafarers.”

“We want our crews to enjoy the best working environment possible and being able to provide them with a high-speed connectivity option, like Starlink, improves their well-being by enabling them to more easily communicate with family and friends. We have had excellent feedback from our seafarers who now enjoy high-quality video calls with their loved ones.”

Thenamaris has also used the system to upgrade business operations through improved remote access to its customised IT and OT setup onboard, which includes a ship-wide wireless access network, to support remote inspections throughout the vessel using video conferencing and remote workstations.

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