What is Ship-to-Shore communication?

What is Ship-to-Shore communication?

Ship-to-shore communication refers to the transmission of data, messages, and signals between vessels at sea and facilities or personnel on land.

This communication is essential for various purposes including navigation, logistical coordination, emergency responses, operational coordination, and crew welfare. To fulfill all these requirements, DROAM’s maritime connectivity solution guarantees sufficient data upload capacity, facilitating ship-to-shore efficient communication, and data exchange for these and other purposes.

Traditionally, shore to ship communication heavily relied on VHF/UHF radios, which have limited range and bandwidth. These systems falter when ships enter remote waters or face emergencies requiring immediate assistance, whereas the integration of Starlink Maritime and cellular local and roaming SIM cards offer more reliable connectivity and communication.

Satellite for ship to shore communication

Starlink Maritime ensures low latency and high-speed internet access for maritime communication even in the most remote regions. DROAM’s solution focuses on providing reliable offshore satellite internet with a flexible payment model through cutting-edge high-throughput Starlink’s satellite technology. We guarantee sufficient data upload capacity, facilitating efficient ship-to-shore communication and data exchange.

When being in open waters, far from terrestrial networks, ships rely on satellite communication for vessels to maintain contact with the shore. In emergencies or during critical operations, the low latency of Starlink ensures swift and reliable real-time collaboration, decision-making, and coordination of activities for better operational efficiency.

Cellular for shore to ship communication

The combination of Starlink Maritime and cellular SIM cards provides maritime operators with a dynamic vessel to land communication solution that adapts to various scenarios. Seamlessly switching from satellite to cellular connectivity enables ships to conserve satellite bandwidth and reduce communication expenses. Moreover, the higher-data speeds offered by cellular networks in some cases enhance the efficiency of data-intensive tasks such as real-time monitoring, weather updates, and electronic charting systems.

The benefits of this ship-shore interface communication not only include reliable internet on cruise ships, yachts and other type of vessels to transfer sensitive data or critical information between the ship and the shore, but also for connecting the crew with their loved ones, accessing entertainment, and engaging in online training and education programs. This not only enhances morale but also contributes to crew retention and overall job satisfaction.

Let's Sum Up

The combination of Starlink Maritime and cellular local & roaming SIM cards offers yacht owners or cruise ships the most cost-effective efficient and complete solution to fulfill all the requirements for maritime sector.

DROAM’s offshore internet solutions ensures marine broadband and WiFi offshore tailored for maritime environments by leveraging robust satellite technology to provide high-speed internet access at sea even in the remotest areas. This can greatly help industries such as commercial fishing, scientific research, or oil and gas sectors to enhance operational efficiency, real-time collaboration, data transfer, and remote monitoring.