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NAPA welcomes expansion of Blue Visby, as Development Bank of Japan becomes first financial institution to join the consortium

Helsinki (Finland), 12 October 2023 – NAPA, a global provider of maritime software and data services, has welcomed the addition of the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) to the Blue Visby Consortium. Blue Visby is a cross-industry project aimed at reducing shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by tackling the “sail fast, then wait” practice – which […]

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Your ship’s electronic logbook can be a secret tool for ESG success

ESG accountability is no longer a “nice-to-have” for shipping; it is critical to doing business. Maritime is gearing up for a wave of ESG regulations hitting the industry, and ship owners and operators face a critical challenge: data gaps in disclosure requirements. The clock is ticking with US, UK, and Singapore exchange rulings already in […]

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Carnival Cruise Line uses NAPA solutions for data-driven safety and efficiency

How the largest cruise company in the world* is using NAPA’s solutions to power cruise safety and efficiency decisions – both onboard and onshore.   *based on passengers carried We interviewed Piervalerio Vignola, Director FOC, Carnival Cruise Line earlier this year at NAPA Safety Summit 2023 on how the largest, and most technologically advanced Fleet Operations Center […]

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MEPC 80 has spoken, but what shipping does next will speak loudest

The full outcome of the IMO’s historic agreement on shipping’s decarbonization will be defined by what the industry decides to do next. Although not as categorical as many had hoped, the new strategy’s enhanced ambition calls for immediate action – and a lot can be done already. It may not be perfect, but the IMO’s […]

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Taking wind propulsion to the next level with voyage optimization

A joint simulation project between NAPA, Norsepower, and Sumitomo Heavy Industries has validated the emissions reduction potential of combining wind propulsion with voyage optimization. The results so far are impressive, confirming that the technologies can deliver up to 28% emissions reductions on average – but we are not stopping there. Phase two of the project […]

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More robust solution to mitigate flooding risks

NAPA’s innovation for the EU-funded FLARE project improves flooding-related situational awareness onboard passenger ships and further advances emergency support systems to avert casualties. Watch video: Every year more than 100 million passengers travel by ship, making calls to European Union ports, and enjoying the allure of the open seas. And accidents are exceedingly rare — […]

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Finnlines and NAPA to deploy electronic logbooks on newbuild hybrid ferries

Electronic reporting and shoreside connectivity will help boost the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of ferry operations between Finland and Sweden.  Helsinki, 20 June 2023 – Finnlines, a leading operator of cargo and passenger vessels (ro-pax vessels) in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, has announced an agreement with NAPA, a global maritime software and […]

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Enabling safer voyages with ​ship data and cloud connectivity

For a successful green transition, voyage safety and sustainability must go hand-in-hand. At International Maritime Organization’s 107th Maritime Safety Committee meeting, Jussi Siltanen, our Go-to-market Lead, presented on “Enabling safer voyages with data and cloud connectivity”. Ensuring there is no trade-off between these priorities, Jussi explains how greater ship data collection and sharing are allowing […]

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CII in practice: The value of being proactive

Welcome to the CII era, where a ship’s operational carbon efficiency will impact its competitiveness and business prospects. While much uncertainty remains, the good news is that the technology and practical tools needed to enable shipowners and charterers to successfully manage their CII already exist in the form of simulation and data analysis tools. The […]

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NAPA and Simwave partner to improve access to stability training for seafarers and ship operators

The new agreement between safety software expert and maritime training leader will help make critical stability training more accessible and convenient, supporting shipping safety in a fast-evolving technology environment.  Helsinki (Finland) and Rotterdam (Netherlands), 06 June 2023: NAPA, a global provider of maritime software and data services, has announced a partnership with Simwave, a leading maritime […]

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