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How to systematically slice down short sea shipping bunker costs and ensure safe navigation

by Teemu Manderbacka, Lead R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions In our team at NAPA, we’ve recently looked at opportunities for better routing, by delving into data of past sailed voyages, running retro-optimization on them, and comparing where the most potential for better routing can be found. On ocean-crossing voyages, we’ve seen quite considerable savings potential, […]

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Don’t plow against sea currents!

by Ossi Mettälä, Customer Success Manager, NAPA Shipping Solutions Our team has recently been looking into data from past voyages of the global merchant fleet and conducting retro-optimization to find out where there would be most potential for better routing. In addition to these retro-optimization studies, real-life case examples offer valuable insight for better routing. […]

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NAPA Fleet Intelligence provides performance insights for Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding’s vessels in service

NAPA Fleet Intelligence analysis for data collected via the IoS-OP data center and Furuno Open Platform (FOP) will enhance future vessel and voyage optimization NAPA Fleet Intelligence, a cloud-based platform for analyzing operational data, is being used to analyze data for a bulk carrier built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The bulk carrier […]

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Surf along with the Kuroshio current on the Pacific

by Kimmo Laaksonen, Director, Product Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions Ocean currents are relatively stable, so you would think ships know how to take advantage of them or avoid sailing against a strong ocean current, right? To find out how well ships accounted for currents, we took a year of tanker voyages crossing the Pacific to […]

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Neste increases sustainability with NAPA Voyage Optimization

Sustainable fuel supplier Neste Corporation achieves a significant increase in fuel efficiency and subsequent reduction in emissions using NAPA Voyage Optimization software Neste Corporation Neste is an advanced refiner of high-quality, sustainable oil products from renewable sources and the world’s largest renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer. It aims to help its customers reduce […]

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Why dodging ECAs doesn’t always pay off

by Claus Stigler, Product Owner of NAPA Voyage Optimization, NAPA Shipping Solutions Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are sea areas with stricter limits to airborne emissions from ships as ruled in MARPOL regulations. There are Emission Control Areas on many coastal seas worldwide: the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel, the North American ECA, […]

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NAPA joins Finnish Clean Propulsion Technologies consortium to accelerate development of low-carbon solutions in shipping

The consortium brings together leading academic bodies and industry experts to bolster Finland’s leadership in developing low-carbon technologies for shipping and off-road transport Helsinki, Finland – 8 April 2021 NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider has announced its participation in the Clean Propulsion Technologies project (CPT), a consortium led by the […]

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Five tips for better routing: Insights on safer and more fuel-efficient sea passages

Are there some typical patterns for poor routing? How much could be saved by optimizing a route? To find out, we combined NAPA’s voyage planning technology with historical data of the global merchant fleet. By retro-optimizing past voyages, we found where the most potential for better routing is. The findings are collected in this guidebook […]

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Voyage Planning for MR Tankers – achieving average 15.9% emission savings with better routing!

by Kimmo Laaksonen, Director, Product Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions We see many claims on the potential emissions, fuel, and money savings shipowners and operators who have invested in voyage optimization solutions can make – claims that often vary considerably. So, how much can you really save by optimizing a route? And how can you work […]

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NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study

Successful trial sets the scene for faster, easier approvals, and it lays the foundations for commercial digital twin applications Tokyo-Helsinki – 19 March 2020 – Leading maritime software, services and data analytics company NAPA, classification society ClassNK, and shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model-based plan approval […]

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