Improved satellite connectivity at sea allows the introduction of modern software and cloud computing. Life at sea as we know it, is going to change profoundly. And so will the life at the office. Digitisation will affect everything, ‘from office to propeller’. Planning, operational tasks, and decision-making will be carried out by involving more people and information, and by creating virtual teams whose members are located on board, on shore at the owners’ offices, and at the suppliers.