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Category: Ship Operations

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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NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 awarded DNV GL type approval in industry first

Approval of the NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 and LCS(DC) furthers the adoption of next-generation loading computers, which assess damage in real-time with increased accuracy, enhancing industry safety standards Helsinki, Finland – 15 October, 2020 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services, and data analysis provider, has announced that it has been awarded type approval […]

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NAPA Webinar: How to monitor vulnerability and survivability of an intact ship – Introduction to NAPA Emergency Computer

NAPA Emergency Computer offers a unique solution for monitoring the vulnerability of an intact ship, as well as, the survivability of the ship when it becomes damaged. A product of years of research and development, the NAPA Emergency Computer is an industry-leading safety solution and is currently installed onboard almost 50 passenger ships. View the […]

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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 based on a limit curve (e.g. for vessels applicable […]

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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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