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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.

When it launches in 2021 the AURORA BOTNIA will be the world’s first LNG/LBG battery ship with pods under the vehicle deck, as well as the world’s most environmentally friendly RoPax vessel.

Under the agreement, NAPA will provide Wasaline with its industry benchmark software applications, NAPA Emergency Computer, which delivers unmatched integrated emergency decision support, and NAPA Loading Computer, which optimizes vessel load while minimizing stress and safety risk.

NAPA Loading Computer and NAPA Emergency Computer have been approved by all major classification societies.

Peter Stahlberg, CEO Wasaline

Peter Ståhlberg, CEO, Wasaline, commented, “Wasaline operates in the Bothnian Corridor, a unique archipelago between Finland and Sweden that has severe ice conditions. Therefore when it comes to keeping our seafarers, our ships, and our passengers safe, we need partners with a consistent track record of success delivering the integrated decision support that our bridge officers need in an emergency. To do that, as well as helping to optimize our operational efficiencies, there’s nobody we trust more than NAPA.”

Esa Takkinen, Sales Manager, North Europe, NAPA, commented, “We’re very proud to be providing Wasaline, a company with a proud record in one of the world’s most challenging marine environments, with the tools that are going to further enhance the safety, efficiency, and performance of its operations.”

Since its launch in 2015, NAPA Emergency Computer has become the industry benchmark for integrated decision support. The software is currently used by almost all the major cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Viking Ocean Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines, Virgin Voyages, Saga Cruises, Hurtigruten, and Lindblad Expeditions.

Kvarken Ferry

About NAPA
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

About Wasaline
Wasaline, a subsidiary of Kvarken Link Oy, is a small shipping company with one ferry, transporting passengers and freight between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden daily. A new ferry is being built that will be delivered in May 2021. Turnover was 19.6 million and more than 200,000 passengers, 46,000 passenger vehicles and 15,000 freight units were transported in 2019. More information: www.wasaline.com

Kvarken Link Ab was founded in 2015 and Kvarken Link Oy in 2019 by the City of Vaasa and the Municipality of Umeå to run the construction project of a new environmentally friendly RO-PAX ferry for Wasaline. More information about the new ferry: www.kvarkenlink.com

Media enquiries
Georgia Bailey
BLUE Communications
T: +44 1865 514 214
E: Georgia.Bailey@Blue-Comms.com

Catarina Fant
Wasaline
T : +358 46 921 5811
E : Catarina.Fant@Wasaline.com

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