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Category: Ship Operations

NAPA, MOL, and ClassNK co-operate on a new vessel grounding risk monitoring software

MOL is taking part in proof-of-concept for the grounding risk monitoring system using the NAPA Fleet Intelligence platform, aiming to reduce the risk of vessel grounding and increase operational safety across the maritime industry NAPA, MOL, and ClassNK issued a joint press release originally in Japanese on December 21, 2020. See the original version here. […]

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NAPA Webinar: MARPOL record-keeping and NAPA Logbook

The future of record-keeping is electronic. From a regulatory standpoint, IMO amendments to MARPOL Annexes have in 2020 permitted the use of electronic record books instead of hard copy records. With the regulatory change set to reduce risk of error, increase the retention of record-keeping and save up to 78% of a crew’s administrative time, the switch is one that is very much necessary to end the administrative burden typically associated with paper record keeping.   Development Director of […]

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NAPA Webinar: Real-life voyage optimization stories

How to take advantage of sea currents for fuel savings? How to route optimally through Emission Control Areas? What experiences and insights Neste, an advanced refiner of high-quality sustainable oil products, has gained by using NAPA Voyage Optimization?   This webinar originally took place on December 9th, 2020. Watch the recording to hear Risto-Juhani Kariranta, […]

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The role of data in harnessing the power of the wind

Global markets react to consumer demand, and clean technology is no exception. The IMO’s impending 2050 and 2030 decarbonization targets, and further global environmental goals, have led to increasing demand over the last decade for economically viable, green technologies. Wind assisted propulsion technologies, which decrease fuel consumption by using sails or similar wind capture devices, […]

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NAPA Webinar: Top 10 tips and tricks for NAPA Loading Computer users

Are you a NAPA Loading Computer user interested in learning our top tips and tricks to get more out of your stability management software? The NAPA Webinar recording detailing the best practices for operating selected areas of the NAPA Loading Computer software is now available for you to view. Join Service Manager and Trainer Tuomas […]

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NAPA Webinar: All you need to know about the new NAPA Loading Computer Type 4

NAPA is proud to have been the first in the industry to receive DNV GL type approval for our NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 and LCS(DC), which we developed to enhance safety in flooding emergencies and to provide the master with more information for safe return to port.   View the recording of the NAPA Webinar and hear an overview of the software […]

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NAPA tackles grounding risk with Big Data in the FLARE project

by Teemu Manderbacka, Lead R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions How can Big Data help us understand – and, importantly avoid – grounding accidents? To answer this question and more, NAPA is participating in the FLARE project, a European Commission-funded collaboration between key stakeholders from industry, academia, and policymakers, involved in ship flooding risk research. FLARE […]

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NAPA Webinar: Recalibrating a vessel’s loading condition with NAPA Loading Computer

With COVID-19 many cruise liners and passenger vessels are currently in long term lay-up; sat almost empty without their usual capacity of provisions and passengers. As a result, on resuming normal operations, the vessel’s loading condition will fail to reflect the actual vessel load and will require the recalibration of new loading conditions by the […]

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Voyage Planning for MR Tankers – achieving average 15.9% emission savings with better routing!

by Kimmo Laaksonen, Director, Product Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions We see many claims on the potential emissions, fuel, and money savings shipowners and operators who have invested in voyage optimization solutions can make – claims that often vary considerably. So, how much can you really save by optimizing a route? And how can you work […]

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NAPA Safety Solutions – full steam ahead

By Jussi Siltanen, Senior Product Manager, NAPA Safety Solutions, NAPA Ltd. In addition to the hardships of 2020 – with COVID-19 impacting global supply chains, stalling crew changeovers, and halting passenger travel – we have also seen an industry showing great resilience, adaptability and a drive to return bigger and better. Digitising operations and adopting smart solutions to optimise vessels and […]

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