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 of electronic logbooks, NAPA Logbook has more than a decade’s service on board vessels serving more than 8,000 users and is approved by more than 20 major flag states, including the Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Panama, Malta and Singapore. NAPA Logbook will also be available on the new NAPA Mobile smartphone interface, meaning reporting can be completed anywhere around a ship.
BC Ferries chose to install NAPA Logbook after a thorough tender process and the success of pilot installations on BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration and Northern Expedition in 2016 and on three of BC Ferries’ Salish class ships during 2017. Installations have continued during 2019 and NAPA Logbook will be in use on more than 20 BC Ferries ships by the end of 2020.
Mikko Forss, Director, Sales, Americas at NAPA, commented, “Nobody likes paperwork, but for hundreds of years it has been an arduous reality for every seafarer. NAPA Logbook leaves those days in the past. It delivers everything you’ve come to expect from a paper logbook while also delivering major benefits to its users in terms of time savings, data validation, and data sharing.”
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About BC Ferries
BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. We are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services.
In April 2003, BC Ferries was transformed from a Crown corporation into an independent, commercial organization under the Company Act. Our Company is governed by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the B.C. Ferry Authority.
In its 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.
NAPA operates globally, with 11 offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. To date, NAPA has 420 user organizations for its design solutions and over 2,500 installations onboard vessels. For more information, visit www.napa.fi
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