Season’s Greetings from NAPA!
Dear customers, partners and friends of NAPA,
As we say goodbye to the year 2023 and welcome 2024, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and productive collaboration throughout the past year.
It was a busy year showcasing strong teamwork and a deepened commitment within the maritime industry to accelerate decarbonization and actions to save our precious planet Earth.
Protection of all oceans and seas is naturally a top priority for us. Although the effects of climate change are faced worldwide, among marine zones, one of the most severely threatened areas is the Baltic Sea. Therefore, this holiday season, NAPA has chosen to support the preservation of the Baltic Sea and its heritage for future generations through a donation to the John Nurminen Foundation.
Looking forward to 2024 and beyond, we are excited to continue our cooperation, innovate with you, and provide the best digital solutions to make the maritime industry safer, smarter, and more sustainable.
We wish you and your loved ones a joyous and peaceful holiday season and a wonderful year 2024!
The NAPA Team
Ps. Did you know this about the Baltic Sea?
The special characteristics of the Baltic Sea, including low salinity, shallowness, and low total volume of brackish water, make the sea particularly vulnerable. That is why, among marine zones, the Baltic Sea is one of the most severely affected by climate change.
The Baltic Sea is also one of the most heavily trafficked seas in the world. Tankers, merchant ships, cargo vessels, cruise ships, passenger traffic, and pleasure boats all sail there. The Baltic Sea is challenging for traffic with its rocky and shallow coastal waters, a great deal of intersecting traffic, and sometimes difficult ice conditions.
More than 90 percent of Finland’s imports and exports pass through the Baltic Sea, making it a vital transport route for Finland. Maritime traffic passes through the narrow Danish straits to reach Baltic Sea ports. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has classified the Baltic Sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA).
The drainage basin of the Baltic Sea is large, four times the size of the sea. Nearly 90 million people in 14 different states live in the drainage basin. Nine countries border the Baltic Sea: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.
The Baltic Sea is badly eutrophicated, but it can still be saved. By donating, you can help. It is not too late yet. Read more about the Baltic Sea and the valuable work the John Nurminen Foundation is doing to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage for future generations.