More Fleets Turn To KVH's IP-MobileCast Service For Competitive Advantage

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., ( Nasdaq:KVHI), announced today that numerous global fleets have subscribed to or expanded their deployments of its IP-MobileCast TM content delivery service in recent months, reflecting the increased importance that ship managers are placing on the competitive advantages of a focus on staffing optimization. 

Major fleets that have selected the IP-MobileCast content delivery service recently include:
  • Navigator Gas, operator of a fleet of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers with worldwide clients, selected IP-MobileCast for 28 vessels.
  • OSG Ship Management, one of the world's leading energy transportation services companies, has chosen IP-MobileCast for more than 20 vessels.
  • Wisby Ship Management, operator of a global fleet of tankers, is providing 18 vessels with IP-MobileCast content delivery.
  • Klaveness Ship Management, an Oslo, Norway-based global fleet operator has selected IP-MobileCast for more than 10 vessels in its container and bulk fleet.
  • Valles Steamship (Canada) Ltd., of Vancouver, a long-time customer of KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband sm SATCOM services, recently added IP-MobileCast content delivery for six vessels.
  • United States Seafoods, a major North American seafood company, has subscribed to IP-MobileCast for three vessels, enabling their seafarers to receive content via their personal devices.

In addition, Vroon, a global maritime fleet operator, and Seaspan, a leading independent owner, operator, and manager of containerships, have continued to add the IP-MobileCast service to more vessels in their fleets, after being among the earliest adopters of this innovative content delivery service. More than 65 vessels between the two companies now subscribe to the IP-MobileCast service.

"The IP-MobileCast service is well-liked and used extensively by our crewmembers at sea, who tell me they particularly appreciate the ease of use and the availability of the news, sports, and entertainment content on smartphones, tablets, and ships' TVs," says David Kramer, director at Seaspan Ship Management, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. "From our point of view, we see IP-MobileCast as certainly a value-add for the crew, and a draw card in employment!"

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