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Category: Ship Operations

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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NAPA partners with industry leaders to increase passenger ship safety in European Commission funded FLARE project

The Flooding Accident Response project, FLARE, will target a risk-based methodology for “live” flooding risk assessment and control, by developing a generic and holistic risk model with potential application to both newbuildings and existing ships  Helsinki, Finland 11 December 2019 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has joined forces with […]

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NAPA helps BC Ferries join the e-log revolution

NAPA Logbook makes routines easier, increases transparency, and decreases workload and human error Helsinki, Finland – 24 June 2019 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, today announced that its industry-benchmark electronic logbook, NAPA Logbook, has been chosen by BC Ferries as a fleet-wide standard solution. As the world’s leading provider […]

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Fuel consumption transparency in chartering?

by Pekka Pakkanen, Director, Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions In May this year Trafigura added a clause to its standard terms and conditions with shipowners, requiring information that will allow it to track how much fuel is consumed per metric tonne of cargo loaded while transporting Trafigura-controlled cargoes. To give you a sense of the scale […]

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DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, NAPA and AVL announce strategic partnership to develop digital ship

Partnership will develop engine room and operations solutions for digital twins Busan, June 17, 2019 –  DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, NAPA and AVL have announced a strategic co-operation agreement to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions. The agreement will combine the four parties’ expertise in naval architecture and shipbuilding, engines, big data, […]

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NAPA User Meeting 2020 is postponed

NAPA User Meeting 2020 is postponed to a later time, most likely autumn 2020 due to the uncertainty created by the global outbreak of the COVID-19. This was a difficult decision to make, as the annual NAPA User Meeting and the Asian User Seminars are the most important events of the year for NAPA. They […]

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Accurate zero installation methods for monitoring operational efficiency

Guarantee of ship speed at given consumption is essential for planning of the operations. NAPA Fleet Intelligence makes possible accurate ship performance assessment with zero onboard installations – revealing level of fouling and the effect of weather to the performance – with the help of a digital twin of the vessel. We have built hydrodynamics-based […]

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