Seaspan Corp. has outfitted its entire fleet of container ships with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite connectivity.

In a press release, Seaspan said it is among the first major container ship owner/operators to fully integrate Starlink service to its entire fleet.

“Enhanced connectivity on board our vessels will translate to increased efficiency, safety, and seafarer welfare across our fleet,” said Torsten Holst Pedersen, Seaspan’s chief operating officer.

“In today’s digital age, where data transfer demands continue to skyrocket for leveraging AI and other innovative technologies, it was crucial to establish robust high-bandwidth communication capabilities across our fleet. With the implementation of Starlink on all our vessels, we are now well-positioned to take advantage of the latest emerging state-of-the-art technologies in the maritime industry,” Garret Wong, vice president of information technology noted.

Seaspan’s operating fleet portfolio consists of 165 vessels, with an additional 23 vessels under construction. This will increase its total fleet capacity to approximately 1.9 million teu on a fully delivered basis.

Furthermore, the company has entered shipbuilding contracts for six 10,800 CEU pure car, truck carrier (PCTC) newbuild vessels as of March 31, 2024.