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NAPA and Union Marine Management Services enter agreement on Voyage Optimization and CII simulator deployment

New partnership on digital integration will help reduce emissions and support compliance for an initial 55 bulk carriers.

NAPA and Union Marine Management Services enter agreement on Voyage Optimization and CII simulator deployment

From left to right: Sumit Lal; Sanjay Mondal; Anurag Sharma; Vinay Gupta; Pekka Pakkanen; Samarth Mathur; Yihu Wang

Helsinki and Singapore, 4 July 2024 – NAPA’s Voyage Optimization and CII Simulator digital systems will be deployed on an initial 55 bulk carriers in the fleet managed by Union Marine Management Services (UMMS), under a new agreement between the Finnish maritime software provider and the Singapore-based ship management company.

The use of NAPA Voyage Optimization on board has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an estimated average of 5-10% for the fleet of bulk carriers, ranging between 25,000 and 180,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) and operated globally.

Under the agreement, NAPA’s Voyage Optimization and CII Simulator systems were integrated into UMMS’s existing in-house ship management web portal, IntuitShip, and are now accessible for shipowners directly on the platform. Formal contracts have already been confirmed with individual shipowners for the two NAPA tools to be used on 55 vessels.

This will enable around 20 shipowners whose fleets are managed by UMMS to use NAPA Voyage Optimization to reduce fuel consumption and associated GHG emissions from their vessels. Using real-time data on weather and sea conditions, the system proposes the best possible routes and speed profiles to minimize costs and the vessel’s environmental footprint, while ensuring safety.

In addition, the NAPA CII Simulator will allow owners to predict the CII rating of each vessel for any sea passage, chartering period or at the end of the year, and model the impact of different measures on the vessel’s rating. This will enable these shipowners to proactively manage their ships’ CII and keep them within targets amid tightening regulation, as well as predict EU ETS cost.

Vinay Gupta, Managing Director at Union Marine Management Services (UMMS), said: “With the introduction of new regulations such as CII, EU ETS, and soon FuelEU Maritime, shipowners are increasingly interested in digital technologies that can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions immediately. This is why we are partnering with NAPA to integrate their ready, proven solutions into our existing platform and provide proactive support for our shipowner clients in their decarbonization journey. Operational improvements achieved through voyage optimization and simulation tools represent a low-hanging fruit yet are essential to future-proofing fleets, ensuring compliance and maintaining thriving businesses.

Pekka Pakkanen, Executive Vice President for Shipping Solutions at NAPA, said: “Digitalization is critical to the success of decarbonization because it offers pragmatic, practical and immediate solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fleets. Taking this to the next level, there is a huge opportunity to collaborate with providers of digital solutions. This will enable us to enhance our wealth of insights and create truly integrated solutions that respond to the industry’s needs, from bridge to boardroom, and act as a catalyzer for decarbonization efforts within the maritime industry.

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Notes to editors

Union Marine Management Services (UMMS)

Union Marine Management Services (UMMS) was established in 2012 in Singapore to provide quality ship management services to Ship Owners globally. UMMS believes in the concept of ‘Happy Ships’ and core values of ‘Transparency, Honesty and Mutual Respect’. UMMS presently manage a fleet of 81 dry vessels for Ship Owners from Japan, Isle of Man, Greece, Vietnam, China, Singapore and Dubai.

UMMS has offices located in Singapore, Norway, India, Philippines, Vietnam and China. Majority of their crew comes from Philippines and Vietnam where they have their own training centres to acclimatize the staff to UMMS standards and create a sense of belongingness. UMMS pride themselves to have designed and developed their own portal for monitoring of all ship board and shore based activities related to efficient ship management. UMMS clients have complete access to this portal and are able to be a part of the entire process.

Ship management in UMMS is all about bridging relationships and providing customised and personalised service to the ship owners. UMMS is proud be the 1st company in Singapore to get a ISO 9001:2015 certificate from DNV GL under Norwegian Accreditation.

About NAPA  

NAPA is a leading provider of software and digital services for the global maritime industry, harnessing data science to enable safer, more sustainable and future-proof shipping.

Founded in 1989 to provide smart solutions for ship design, NAPA is now the global reference in shipbuilding, with over 90% of new vessels built by NAPA customers. Today, the company’s expertise spans the entire lifecycle of a ship, from shipyards to operational safety and efficiency at sea. Over 3000 commercial ships globally sail with NAPA safety and efficiency solutions, which include digital ship stability systems that enable a proactive approach to safety at sea, cloud-based performance monitoring that delivers insights to unlock new operational efficiencies, and voyage optimization solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from voyages.

Headquartered in Finland, NAPA employs 200 experts and operates globally, with a presence in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, the USA, Germany, Greece, Romania and India.

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