A decade ago, just 22% of the population of Latin America had access to the Internet. Today that number has leapfrogged to well over 50%, with much of that growth attributable to improved communications infrastructure and the introduction of smartphones.
The life of a seafarer can be very isolating. To be thousands of miles away from day-to-day interactions with the people who matter most. Today, connectivity is the key to crew welfare, and to recruiting and retaining the most experienced seafarers.