KNL Networks offers free connectivity to crew members currently stuck on ships due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 27, 2020 in Announcements

The crew onboard vessels are currently experiencing uncertainty and very limited or no contact with their families and loved ones at home. While societies are in quarantine and people stay at home, crews at sea are isolated from the rest of the world both physically and in terms of information. In a pandemic such as the one our world is experiencing right now, we at KNL Networks take our responsibility to the community and the maritime industry seriously.

We at KNL are connecting vessels that are equipped with the KNL system to the rest of the world by opening a free-of-charge email service that connects the crew with their families and loved ones ashore. We will be directly in contact with the vessels to ensure that all vessels utilising KNL’s technology will be connected with the new service soon as possible.

As an enabler of reliable and affordable maritime IoT connectivity, KNL Networks is out on a mission to make vessels securely connected with the rest of the world. We understand that staying connected is not just about moving cargo, medicine and food. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, connectivity and communication have never been more vital. Steady reliable communication from all over the globe is critical and ensures the crew’s well-being and motivation in these challenging times.

The possibilities of IoT are influential in transferring data and making trade more efficient. However, in times like the Coronavirus pandemic IoT also showcases that it can have a humane impact on the way we connect with each other during times of difficulty. We strongly believe that communication is critical to ensuring crew motivation and well-being.

Today we have reached out all the vessels and shipping companies under KNL service to give them instructions on how to activate free crew connectivity. We are working hard on activating those accounts to show our support to seafarers around the globe. Also new systems can be installed on vessels even during the crisis, since KNL system can be installed by crew and requires no additional service personnel to visit the vessel.

If you are interested in hearing more about how KNL Networks can enable secure and steady connectivity on your vessel, please reach out to our team at sales@knlnetworks.com. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.

Enquiries
Toni Linden
CEO & Co-Founder
toni.linden@knlnetworks.com