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Category: Ship Operations

The next generation of loading computer has arrived

By Markus Tompuri, Senior Technical Consultant, NAPA Safety Solutions, NAPA Ltd. There are currently four types of stability software, all of which have varying levels of capability. Type 1 has software that only calculates intact stability. Type 2 can calculate intact stability and check damage stability on the basis of a limit curve (e.g. for […]

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The FLARE project: a journey to increased passenger ship safety

by Teemu Manderbacka and Markus Tompuri At the end of 2019 we partnered with industry leaders as part of the European Commission-funded FLARE project with the aim of increasing passenger ship safety. Since then, our safety and shipping experts have been leading its Flooding Accident Response team. Primarily this has involved developing a risk-based methodology […]

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Stability with NAPA

A series of live NAPA User Webinars took place on 9-10 June 2020. If you missed them, don’t miss the recordings! The webinar introduced the stability analysis workflow in NAPA, by applying the latest intact and damage stability regulations. Submit a form to get access to view the webinar recording By submitting the form I […]

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NAPA Webinar: Keeping your ship stability expertise up-to-date

Are you looking to expand your understanding or refresh your knowledge on ship stability and safety? If so, the recording from a webinar on Stability eLearning hosted by Product Managers Jussi Siltanen and Olli Puustinen from NAPA, streamed on 19 May 2020 is for you. This webinar introduces you to the basic ship stability related […]

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Webinar: Voyage Planning for Maximum Vessel Efficiency

Webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media; NAPA among panelists Teemu Manderbacka, Senior Research Engineer in NAPA Shipping Solutions, was involved in an expert panel to discuss voyage planning in a webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media. This webinar was part of Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week. Panelists in the webinar were representing different viewpoints to voyage […]

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Overcoming complexity and ambiguity in weather routing

by Teemu Manderbacka, Senior R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions Voyage optimization has empirically demonstrated that it has the capability to provide significant reductions in consumed fuel, and to help choose navigation routes that safely avoid dangerous conditions. However, even after a ship makes these choices and leaves port for its next destination there will still […]

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Decision support systems for determining stability on damaged passenger ships

by Pekka Ruponen, Lead Research Engineer, NAPA Even as ships have become larger, the rate of ship accidents has decreased. Nevertheless, accidents continue to occur despite major improvements to their design and operation. Collision, grounding, and contact are the most likely causes for damage to a passenger ship. Traditionally, the damage stability analyses have been […]

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MOL invites NAPA to add data analysis expertise to FOCUS project

Project to develop data applications to enhance safety and reduce its environmental impact Helsinki, Finland – 27 March 2020 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services, and data analysis provider, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the multimodal transport group, today announced that NAPA has joined MOL’s FOCUS project for enhancing the collection and application of […]

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Survey: Owners and charterers believe that voyage efficiency savings of 28% are possible  

Research by digitalization veterans, NAPA, and BLUE Insight, shows optimism in the potential for savings that aligns with research into voyage optimization. However, cost and verification of data are still barriers to wider adoption.  Helsinki, Finland – 12 February 2020 – A survey has found that shipping sees a vast potential reduction in fuel consumption. Responding to a survey by NAPA […]

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World’s most environmentally friendly RoPax to be safety secured by NAPA

NAPA Emergency Computer and NAPA Loading Computer provide industry benchmark safety and operational optimization software to Wasaline’s new ferry Helsinki, Finland – 13 January 2020 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider has announced the signing of a new contract with the northernmost year-round ferry, Wasaline, for its newbuilding AURORA BOTNIA. […]

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