Costamare Partners with Navarino for Starlink trials

Apr 11, 2023 | Case Studies

Costamare is one of the leading Greek ship operators, managing a modern fleet of 70 container ship and 45 dry bulk carriers. The company has worked in close partnership with Navarino as its technology partner for many years, and has recently turned to them again to add the Starlink connectivity service to its vessels, starting with a trial on 4 ships.

 Mr Themis Sardis, Head of IT for Costamare, is looking forward to seeing what Starlink can do. ‘Starlink has a lot of potential for us’ he explains. ‘With its very high speeds and low latency, it could enable completely new ways of working in terms of the technological tools we can implement across our fleet – to benefit our business operations, our crews’ welfare, as well as the compliance needs of our fleet. We pride ourselves on routinely testing new tools and advanced solutions that may give our company an edge, and of course which can contribute positively to the well-being and safety of our seafarers onboard.

Starlink is the latest such solution, and having worked with Navarino on several advanced projects over the years, we know that they can be trusted to design, implement and support innovative projects such as these with us. This is why we are excited to be taking the next step in our fleets’ technological development together with them.’

Andreas Dimitradis, Director of Strategic Relations for Navarino added ‘We are very proud to be working with Costamare to add this powerful new connectivity solution to their vessels. Navarino has seen first-hand what Starlink can offer to ship operators, and, as technology integrators, we have the expertise to create the required hybrid connectivity setup onboard –  adding new LEO satellite services like Starlink alongside existing legacy GEO satellite platforms.

What’s more, thanks to Infinity, our customers can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that whichever connectivity service is in use, it is being controlled, managed and utilized according to the parameters that they have set. I look forward to working closely with Themis and his team to maximise the benefits of this hybrid approach and with it, to help them really upgrade every aspect of the way that they communicate with their vessels.’