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Using operational data, 3D product models, and digital structure analyses to estimate a ship’s life cycle

by Tapio Hulkkonen and Teemu Manderbacka For most of maritime history it has been difficult to assess the real environmental history of a ship. Its classification society records will give you information about any mechanical or structural defects that have had to be fixed. What those records won’t tell you are the storms it has […]

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Using flooding simulation analysis to improve SOLAS damage stability results

by Daniel Lindroth, NAPA Design Solutions When it entered service in 1912, the Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the world. During its construction it was hailed as “practically unsinkable,” and as the journalist Walter Lord wrote in his history of the ship, “[This] was the considered opinion of experts at the time.” The tragic […]

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Metocean forecasts as component in reducing shipping emissions

Vessel optimization is built upon the compound benefits of data. And at NAPA we’re constantly looking for new sources of reliable data that we can use to improve the results we can achieve for ships using NAPA’s voyage optimization software. NAPA has been working with Tidetech for many years, and its tidal, wave and wind data has helped us […]

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Ship logbook – one component in maritime big data

by Jussi Siltanen, NAPA Safety Solutions Despite the onset of digitalisation, one of the technologies at the heart of shipping has changed little for centuries – with the human factor still playing a major role that of the ship’s logbooks. With paper logbooks, operational recording work is done manually and data is stored for a […]

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