SpaceX’s Starlink satellite service has emerged as a game-changer in the maritime industry. Following the launch in 2022 of Starlink Maritime, the service has rapidly been adopted by nearly all of the major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), as well as numerous shipping companies like Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk.
Even with Starlink Maritime’s swift adoption across hundreds of ships, the company is aiming to capitalize on the momentum and grow its market share even further. Through its authorized resellers, Starlink has launched a new promotional offer which gives two months of complimentary access to a five-terabyte-a-month mobile priority service for ships with a registered IMO number (essentially a number unique to every ship). (via Splash247)
The value of this offer is substantial, considering that the maritime Starlink user terminal is priced at $2,500, and the regular cost for the monthly service stands at $5,000, translating into a $10,000 value.
It is worth noting that the user terminal cost is not included in the free trial, but a full refund is available for owners who choose to return the terminal after the two-month period.
Prominent resellers promoting this offer, valid until March, include Aage Hempel, Castor Marinem Welcome, IEC Telecom, Navarino, Satcom Station, Clarus Networks Group, and Tototheo.
You now have opportunity to apply for a FREE 2-month trial of the Starlink 5TB plan! Post-trial, tailor your plan to fit your needs or cancel for a full refund. Act swiftly! Applications must be submitted before March 1st.— Aage Hempel Group (@aagehempel) January 15, 2024
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The maritime industry isn’t the only industry that Starlink is rapidly taking over. The company has also seen rapid adoption of its Aviation service, with several major airlines signing deals for in-flight connectivity. Starlink is even helping with agriculture, after John Deere recently announced a deal to add Starlink to its agricultural equipment to enhance the automation of farming processes like planting and harvesting, which typically occurs in remote and rural areas.